By Mintimer Avila |Online Editor|
Nine-month-old boy accused of murder (April 4)
The child, Muhammad Mosa Khan, appeared in court in Pakistan on charges of attempting to murder security officers by throwing stones at them during a police raid meant to catch gas thieves.
Khans’s father told reporters that they were protesting against an electricity charge.
Khan has been given bail and has had his case adjourned for a later date.
Spiders cause Mazda to recall 52,000 sedans (April 6)
The Yellow Sac spider is drawn to the hydrocarbons in gasoline and can crawl into the fuel hose of the vehicles, creating its home and blocking airflow that can cause the tank to crack and even catch on fire.
Starting this month Mazda will install a software patch on the recalled models to alleviate pressure on the fuel tank to prevent any cracking.
NASA rover captures a strange light on the surface of Mars (April 7)
An artificial light that appears to arise outward was photographed last week and sent to the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif.
“One possibility is that the light is the glint from a rock surface reflecting the sun,” said Justin Maki, a NASA imaging scientist.
Men were zapped and now walk (April 8)
Four men who were paralyzed have regained some movement in their legs and all but one were able to control the force of the movement after receiving spinal zaps at the University of Louisville’s Kentucky Spinal Cord Injury Research Center.
Dr. Roderic Pettigrew, a director of the US National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering said, “We can now envision a day where epidural stimulation might be part of a cocktail of therapies used to treat paralysis.”
Millions of baby pigs have died in less than a year as a result of a virus that has never been seen in the US.The price of bacon now averages for $5.46, a 13 percent increase since last year.
The pork industry has committed $1.7 million to disease research, but a solution has yet to be approved.
There was no mention of potential harm towards humans eating the pork.
Researchers believe that the virus, H5N1, might only require five more mutations to be easily transmitted through people.
The virus is considered so deadly that scientists stopped all research because they feared that it might be used by terrorists for a biological attack.