New Smart 'glue' For Heart Surgery Activated By UV Light
Researchers say they've developed a new type of surgical glue that addresses all the drawbacks of previous adhesives and is a "much simpler technology and a new paradigm for tissue reconstruction," co-senior author and biomedical researcher Jeffrey Karp said in a news release. The findings were reported in the journal Science Translational Medicine. Researchers from Boston Children's Hospital, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology participated in the study.
U.S. Adopts Harsher Tone In U.N. Envoy Dispute With Iran
The United States adopted a harsher tone toward Iran's proposed U.N. ambassador on Tuesday, calling Tehran's choice of Hamid Abutalebi "unacceptable" and tying him to the 1979-1981 U.S. hostage crisis in Tehran. While it did not detail what the veteran diplomat may have done during the period, when radical Iranian students seized the U.S. embassy and held 52 U.S. hostages for 444 days, the State Department for the first time linked the U.S. decision not to issue him a visa to those events.
Cannes: Indian Studio Yash Raj Hits Big With Two Titles In Selection
While Indian cinema will have a slightly lesser presence at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival -- after India served as the official guest country of the 2013 edition -- veteran Bollywood banner Yash Raj Films is having a moment, with two titles in this year's official selection. The studio's recently established LA-based outfit YRF Entertainment co-produced Cannes 2014 opening film, Grace of Monaco , starring Nicole Kidman as Grace Kelly, the first of a multiple-title co-production pact between YRF and influential director Dibakar Banerjee.
Vice Principal Saved From Korea Ferry Found Hanged
Police say a high school vice principal who had been rescued from a sinking South Korean ferry has been found hanging from a tree. The news of the death came Friday as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of people still missing from the ferry and feared dead. The passengers included 325 second-year students from Danwon High School heading to a southern island on a four-day trip.
Student Struggles To Recount Fatal Truck-bus Crash
Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to recount how a truck came roaring toward them. "What did the bus hit?" the dispatcher asked. The student who had just escaped from the bus started to explain that the truck smashed into its left side.
Paul Walker -- Brothers Will Mimic Paul's Voice For 'Fast And Furious 7'
Paul Walker 's brothers don't just look like him, they sound like him too ... and TMZ has learned the "Fast and Furious 7" folks will use their voices to help fill out portions of Walker's movie dialogue. Sources close to the the Walker family tell TMZ ... the production team for "FF7" will try something they have never done before ... merging archival audio of Walker's voice with his brothers' voices to fill in some gaps in the movie.
EC Prepares For Next Phases Of Polling In Uttar Pradesh
The Election Commission Friday will hold a review meeting of the preparations for the crucial third and fourth phases of India's Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, officials said. The third and fourth rounds, scheduled for April 24 and 30, will see polling in 26 constituencies. Deputy Election Commissioner Vinod Jutshi will be presiding over the meeting in which all district magistrates and police chiefs are expected to be present.
The Robot Is Ready - So When Will Deep Sea Mining Start?
The world's first deep sea mining robot sits idle on a British factory floor, waiting to claw up high grade copper and gold from the seabed off Papua New Guinea - when a wrangle over terms is solved. Beyond Papua, in international waters, regulation and royalty terms for mining the planet's subsea wealth have also yet to be finalized. The world waits for the judgment of a United Nations agency based in Jamaica. "If we can take care of the environment we have a brand new day ahead of us. The marine area beyond national jurisdiction is 50 percent of the Ocean," said Nii Odunton, secretary general of the U.N.'s International Seabed Authority.
X-Men Director Bryan Singer--One Of MANY Accused Of Raping Young Boys At Wild Hollywood House Parties
The man who accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually assaulting him at wild pool parties when he was 15 claimed orgies are common -- and based on what TMZ knows ... they are. Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... there's a weekly party in L.A. that recruits very young men -- advertising 18 and up, but often attended by people with fake IDs who are underage, along with a bunch of very powerful older men in Hollywood. The parties are usually held every Thursday night at various nightclubs in the Hollywood and West Hollywood areas.
Kris Jenner -- Prankster Ring Is Sabotaging The Kardashian Family
A group of pranksters is on a diabolical mission to destroy the Kardashian family -- planting fake stories in the media, spreading nasty rumors, even making fake restaurant reservations -- at least ... Kris Jenner thinks so. Sources close to Kris say, the matriarch is convinced she and the rest of the Kardashian family are the victims in an elaborate prank plot -- and she believes the people behind it are the same people who spread rumors she was in a sex tape . As it was told, the group is responsible for a string of pranks against the family -- planting bogus stories about the sex tape, Kris dating a rapper, Kim's wedding, Rob Kardashian in rehab, and more.