Frogs regrow missing limbs in lab study, advancing key regenerative medicine effort

Frogs regrow missing limbs in lab study, advancing key regenerative medicine effort

Salamanders do. Do as the starfish do. And now scientists have shown that frogs can regenerate amputated limbs, once their stumps have been treated with a multi-drug “cocktail”. The findings, published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances, represent a significant advance in the field of regenerative medicine, which aims to replace human tissues and organs … Read more

Mattel wins Disney Princess toy deal, joining Elsa from ‘Frozen’ with Barbie

Mattel wins Disney Princess toy deal, joining Elsa from ‘Frozen’ with Barbie

Cinderella, Elsa and their friends return to live with Barbie. Mattel Inc. CARPET 9.13% obtained the license to produce toys inspired by Walt Disney Co. SAY 0.57% and the recent hit “Frozen” franchise, snatching properties from rival Hasbro Inc., AT -2.46% according to Mattel executives. The deal reunites the characters with their former home. Mattel … Read more

10 books to read: January’s best reviews

10 books to read: January’s best reviews

A selection of the most notable books of the month, as discussed by Wall Street Journal reviewers. Blood in the Garden: The Blatant History of the New York Knicks of the 1990s By Chris Herring | Headsets In the NBA world of the 1990s, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls stood out as glittering royalty, … Read more

Bravo fires reality TV star Jennie Nguyen for offensive social media posts

Bravo fires reality TV star Jennie Nguyen for offensive social media posts

Bravo fired Jennie Nguyen from ‘The Real Housewives of Salt Lake City’ after the reality TV star’s social media posts deemed racist were recently uncovered. Ms Nguyen’s old Facebook posts that disparaged protesters and the Black Lives Matter movement began circulating online last week, and fans of the reality show have demanded that she be … Read more

Mexican Journalist Who Told Country’s President She Feared for Her Life Is Killed

Mexican Journalist Who Told Country’s President She Feared for Her Life Is Killed

Lourdes Maldonado, a well-known local TV personality who worked for various media outlets in Tijuana, was shot dead in her car by unknown assailants as she was driving home Sunday evening, according to local authorities. Nearly three years ago, she told Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador that she feared for her life because of … Read more

The personal collection of museum curator William A. Fagaly will be auctioned at Christie’s

The personal collection of museum curator William A. Fagaly will be auctioned at Christie’s

Gertrude Morgan climbing high mountains trying to get home Courtesy of Christie’s Text size A selection of works of art by the late William A. Fagaly, longtime curator at the New Orleans Museum of Art, will be auctioned at Christie’s in early February, with proceeds going to support philanthropic initiatives. The auction house will offer … Read more

Solar-powered gem in trendy Marfa, Texas costs $3.5 million

Solar-powered gem in trendy Marfa, Texas costs .5 million

A 4-acre solar complex in Marfa, the small West Texas desert town made famous by artist Donald Judd, went on the market last week for $3.5 million. LIFESTYLE PRODUCTION GROUP/KUPER SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Text size A 4-acre solar complex in Marfa, the small West Texas desert town made famous by artist Donald Judd, went on … Read more

Ukrainian City Tries to Ward Off Russia by Promising a Better Future

Ukrainian City Tries to Ward Off Russia by Promising a Better Future

MARIUPOL, Ukraine—The snow-capped port city of Mariupol, just outside the breakaway region of Ukraine linked to Russia, has paid the price for eight years of war. His scars never healed. On Peace Avenue, Mariupol’s main road once known as Lenin Avenue, the shell of the old city council building remains intentionally intact since it was … Read more

U.S. Considers ‘Potent’ Export Controls Against Russia Amid Ukraine Tensions

U.S. Considers ‘Potent’ Export Controls Against Russia Amid Ukraine Tensions

WASHINGTON — The United States is prepared to impose sanctions and export controls on critical sectors of the Russian economy if Russian President Vladimir Putin invades Ukraine, U.S. officials said. “The export control options we are considering alongside our allies and partners would hit Putin’s strategic ambitions quite hard to industrialize his economy, and it … Read more