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Nova Southeastern University Researcher Part of Team Researching DNA of Tigers

By jdonzelli The tiger Panthera tigris consists of nine subspecies, including four that have gone extinct from their natural range. The Sumatran tiger is the closest relative to the extinct Javan and Bali tigers. FORT LAUDERDALE-DAVIE, Fla. – Tigers – they are some of nature’s most beautiful, deadly and endangered species. In fact, living tigers are severely endangered in fragmented geographic areas across Asia – some reports show their numbers as low as 3,000 wild individuals. While there are efforts to help protect these magnificent creatures, more was needed in terms of research into the genetics of tigers. Nova Southeastern University researcher Stephen O’Brien was part of a team of research scientists from China, the United Kingdom, Israel, Russia and Qatar that looked at the genetic make-up of tigers. Their 10-year study, which is published online in the Journal of Heredity and will appear in the print edition May 1, 2015 describes DNA signatures for 145 individual tigers, including “voucher specimens” of tigers from verified geographic origins including Eurasian museum specimens that represented extinct subspecies. Their study’s first results appeared in 2004 that showed Malayan tigers splitting from its Indochinese counterpart as a distinct, new fifth-living tiger subspecies. The latest results show that …read more Source:: NSU News       ...
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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Tunisian Museum Attack That Left Over 20 Dead

By Heather Clark TUNIS, Tunisia – The Islamic terror group ISIS, which also identifies itself as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack on tourists to a museum in North Africa that left over 20 people dead, including the gunmen. Members of the group posted a statement online on Thursday, calling the bloody rampage a “blessed invasion of one of the dens of infidels and vice in Muslim Tunisia,” and characterizing the two attackers as “knights.” “Wait for the glad tidings of what will harm you, impure ones, for what you have seen today is the first drop of the rain,” ISIS threatened. Other Twitter accounts associated with the barbaric Islamic group were reported to have contained statements expressing happiness over the violence. The situation occurred on Wednesday at the National Bardo Museum in Tunis, as two men wearing military-style uniforms and carrying assault rifles began gunning down tourists as they were exiting a bus visiting the museum. After carrying out the attack, the men went inside the museum to take hostages, and exchanged gunfire with security forces. The two men were killed by the guards, but ISIS claims that it was not until the attackers ran out of ammunition. The …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Woman searching for cats finds burglar hiding under bed

A South Florida woman searching for her two cats reached her hand under her bed and touched a hiding burglar instead, police said. The 61-year-old Palm Springs woman called 911 after “she felt she had touched human skin,” according to a police report. “The suspect was hiding under her bed.” That suspect, later identified as Christian Vatovec, 25, of Lake Worth, ran out of the house through the back door and jumped a fence, but police later found him near a canal in the neighborhood, the report said. The woman positively identified Vatovec as the man who was hiding under her bed. Police said a gold ankle bracelet and digital camera were stolen. Vatovec faces charges of burglary to an occupied dwelling, grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Woman searching for cats finds burglar hiding under bed

A South Florida woman searching for her two cats reached her hand under her bed and touched a hiding burglar instead, police said. The 61-year-old Palm Springs woman called 911 after “she felt she had touched human skin,” according to a police report. “The suspect was hiding under her bed.” That suspect, later identified as Christian Vatovec, 25, of Lake Worth, ran out of the house through the back door and jumped a fence, but police later found him near a canal in the neighborhood, the report said. The woman positively identified Vatovec as the man who was hiding under her bed. Police said a gold ankle bracelet and digital camera were stolen. Vatovec faces charges of burglary to an occupied dwelling, grand theft and resisting arrest without violence. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Boat crashes into seawall at Miami Beach Coast Guard base

Two people were injured after a recreation boat crashed into a seawall at the Coast Guard base in Miami Beach Friday morning. Emergency responders and Coast Guard officials were at the scene just before 11 a.m. after the wreck near the MacArthur Causeway. No other details were immediately released. Watch Local 10 News or refresh this page for updates on this breaking news story. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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2 sought in postal carrier robberies in Coral Springs, Tamarac

A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of two men wanted in two postal carrier robberies last week. The U.S. Postal Inspection Service said the men are being sought in connection with two robberies about 20 minutes apart in Coral Springs and Tamarac. Inspectors released sketches of the men Friday. The first robbery occurred about 4:50 p.m. March 13 on Northwest 116th Terrace in Coral Springs. The second robbery occurred about 5:10 p.m. at the Concord Village condominiums on University Drive in Tamarac. In both robberies, the postal carrier was robbed of a master key. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Education

Book Club in a Bag 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

– Weston Reference Desk Interested in starting your own book club? Join the book-club-in-a-bag program today! When you join, you will receive a kit that contains 10 copies of a title, and all the tools you will need for your own book club. To get started, please contact Linda Abraham 954-357-5304, or stop by the Reference desk. …read more Source:: Broward County Library       ...
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1 seriously injured in crash with Plantation police cruiser

One person was seriously injured in a car crash involving a Plantation police cruiser Friday morning. The crash happened about 9:30 a.m. at the intersection of University Drive and Peters Road. Sky 10 was above the scene, as the police car was seen smashed in the front, while the driver’s side of the other car was smashed in. Fire Rescue officials told Local 10 News that the police officer suffered minor injuries while the driver in the other car suffered serious injuries. No other details were immediately released. Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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42 Chihuahuas removed from Miami-Dade County home

Miami-Dade County Animal Services has removed 42 Chihuahuas from a home in northwest Miami-Dade County. Animal Services spokeswoman Lilian Bohorquez said Thursday that the dogs were evaluated by veterinarians and found to be in good condition. Animal Services is putting the Chihuahuas up for adoption. The unusually large number of dogs in the home appears to have resulted from uncontrolled breeding. “Uncontrolled breeding is a large contributor to the number of homeless pets in our community,” Miami-Dade County Animal Services Director Alex Muñoz said. “We can’t stress enough the importance of spaying or neutering pets, which not only helps reduce the number of unwanted pets, but also helps them live longer and healthier lives.” Follow Local 10 News on Twitter @WPLGLocal10 …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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Possible Proof for Noah’s Flood Found at Bottom of Atlantic Ocean

By Garrett Haley Scientists exploring the Atlantic Ocean have discovered mysterious metallic nodules on the ocean floor that may provide telltale evidence of the Great Flood. Last month, a German research team announced the discovery of dense clusters of manganese nodules on the ocean floor. Using a mesh net intended to scoop up marine life, the researchers accidentally brought up balls of manganese ore from over three miles below the water’s surface. According to LiveScience, some of the round manganese nodules were as large as bowling balls. Underwater cameras revealed that the ocean floor was littered with the metallic nodules, many of which resemble pancakes. Though similar nodules have been discovered on many ocean floor locations, experts say this is the largest patch of manganese nodules ever found in the Atlantic. Where did the ball formations come from? The researchers are not quite sure. “I was surprised, because this is generally not the place you think of for manganese nodules,” said the German expedition’s chief scientist, Colin Devey. According to secular models, underwater manganese nodules form very slowly, gradually adding new layers over millions of years. However, scientists admit that the origin of the balls remains a mystery. Dr. Jake Hebert, a physicist with the Institute for Creation Research, …read more Source:: Christian News Network       ...
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Car submerged in Davie canal

An investigation is underway after a car became submerged in a Davie canal Friday morning. Multiple fire department crews could be seen surrounding the canal at the intersection of NW 58 Street and 117 Avenue around 7:15 a.m. Authorities have not released information about how the car ended up in the canal or whether anyone is inside it. Watch Local 10 News and refresh Local10.com for updates on this story. …read more Source:: WPLG Local News       ...
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