AGE WELL

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Quest for a Long Life Gains Scientific Respect By NICHOLAS WADE Published: September 28, 2009 BOSTON — Who would have thought it? The quest for eternal life, or at least prolonged youthfulness, has now migrated from the outer fringes of alternative medicine to the halls of Harvard Medical School. Enlarge This Image Robert Spencer for The New York Times AGE WELL David Sinclair, left, and Christoph Westphal, co-founders of Sitris Pharmaceuticals, in Dr. Sinclair’s laboratory in Cambrdge, Mass. The company develops drugs that mimic resveratrol, a chemical found in some red wines. RSS Feed #articleInline ul { margin: .5em 0 1.2em 0; } #articleInline ul li { margin-bottom: .5em; padding: 0; background-image: none; font-size: 81.5%; font-family: Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; line-height: 1.4em; } #articleInline li a { padding: .2em 0 .2em…
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Being American — and Muslim

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By Shireen Khan Friday, Apr. 04, 2008Shireen Khan rides a bus in New York City. Nicholas Hegel McClelland for TIME.comIt was evening rush hour in New York City. 42nd St. was packed, and I was hoping I would make the bus. His voice came out ofthe crowd. Muslim in America "Take that rag off!"Huh?In my four months of working in New York, that was a first. Actually,that was a first in the seven years since I started wearing ahijab. A lot of people turned to look at me as he shouted thosewords. I don't know exactly what I was feeling — some mixture ofanger and embarrassment — but I knew I wanted to stop and explain tothis man the significance of what he dismissed as a "rag." He didn'tunderstand the…
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Gaddafi on Obama, Israel and Iran

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Exclusive Interview: Gaddafi on Obama, Israel and Iran By Michael Elliott and Romesh Ratnesar Friday, Sep. 25, 2009 Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi Marc Asnin / Redux for TIME PrintReprints var artId= "1926125"; var chn = "world"; var contType = "article"; Email TwitterLinkedIntime:http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1926125,00.htmlBuzz up! (3)Facebook MORE... Add to my: del.icio.usTechnoratiredditGoogle BookmarksMixxStumbleUpon Blog this on: TypePadLiveJournalBlogger<!--li class="wordpress">WordPress</li -->MySpace var ad = adFactory.getAd(88, 31);ad.setPosition(8)ad.write(); On Sept. 24, TIME editors Romesh Ratnesar and Michael Elliott met with Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Related PhotosThe Rise of Libya's Colonel Gaddafi VideoTIME Interviews Libya's Muammar Gaddafi StoriesSpotlight: The Lockerbie Bomber More RelatedHas Libya Really Reformed?How "Mad Dog" Became Top DogObama-Israel: A Widening Gap? tiiQuigoWriteAd(755777, 1458854, 142, 225, -1); Given your experience in dealing what the United States offeredin return for giving up your [nuclear] program, what advice would…
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Indian spacecraft finds water on the moon

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By  IANSThursday,24 September 2009, 14:48 hrs Comment(20) Print Forward Bangalore: In asensational scientific discovery, India's maiden lunar missionChandrayaan-1 has found evidence of water on the moon."The moon has distinct signatures of water," top American scientist Carle Pieters confirmed Thursday. "The evidence of water molecules on the surface of the moon was foundby the moon mineralogy mapper (M3) of the US-based National Aeronauticsand Space Administration (NASA) on board Chandrayaan-1," M3 principalinvestigator Carle Pieters said in a paper published in the journalScience.M3 was one of the 11 scientific instruments on board the lunarspacecraft that was launched Oct 22, 2008 by the Indian Space ResearchOrganisation (ISRO). The mission was aborted Aug 30 after Chandrayaan-1lost radio contact with Earth.Crediting ISRO for its role in the findings, Pieters said: "If it werenot for them (ISRO), we…
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Water on Moon

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24/09/2009Chandrayaan-1 spotted water on moon : ReportBangalore/Chennai: In a sensational scientific discovery, India's maiden lunar mission Chandrayaan-1 has found evidence of water on the moon. "The moon has distinct signatures of water," top American scientist Carle Pieters confirmed Thursday."The evidence of water molecules on the surface of the moon was found by the moon mineralogy mapper (M3) of the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) on board Chandrayaan-1," M3 principal investigator Carle Pieters said in a paper published in the journal Science.M3 was one of the 11 scientific instruments on board the lunar spacecraft that was launched Oct 22, 2008 by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO). The mission was aborted Aug 30 after Chandrayaan-1 lost radio contact with Earth.Crediting ISRO for its role in the findings, Pieters said:…
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Islam and Education

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Islam and Education Islam is the religion of peace, and it is one of the most sacred and trustworthy religions and in Islam to seek knowledge is a sacred duty, it is obligatory on every Muslim, male and female. The first word revealed of the Qur’an was "Iqra" READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated. This importance of education is basically for two reasons. Education makes man a right thinker. Without education, no one can think properly in an appropriate context you. It tells man how to think and how to make decision. The second reason for the importance of education is that only through the attainment of education, man is enabled to receive information from the external world. It is well said that "Without education,…
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Va. synagogue doubles as mosque during Ramadan

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(AP) – 10 hours ago RESTON, Va. — On Friday afternoons, the people coming to pray at this building take off their shoes, unfurl rugs to kneel on and pray in Arabic. The ones that come Friday evenings put on yarmulkes, light candles and pray in Hebrew.The building is a synagogue on a tree-lined street in suburban Virginia, but for the past few weeks — during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan — it has also been doubling daily as a mosque. Synagogue members suggested their building after hearing the Muslim congregation was looking to rent a place for overflow crowds."People look to the Jewish-Muslim relationship as conflict," said All Dulles Area Muslim Society Imam Mohamed Magid, saying it's usually disputes between the two groups in the Middle East that…
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Refurbished Hubble Space Telescope returns new images

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September 9, 2009 | 6 comments   CLICK TO ENLARGE + NASA, ESA, and the Hubble SM4 ERO Team The Butterfly nebula, formally designated NGC 6302, is a planetary nebula roughly 3,800 light-years from the sun. The term planetary nebula is something of a misnomer, which arises from the fact that they are often round and resemble planets in low-resolution observations. But in fact planetary nebulae have nothing to do with planets—they are luminous clouds thrown off by dying stars.The extended lobes of the Butterfly nebula are only a few thousand years old but were ejected with such high speed from their star that the nebula already spans more than two light-years.This image of the nebula was released today in a suite of photographs from the newly revitalized Hubble Space…
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India's first Islamic bank to start in Kerala by 2010

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India's first Islamic bank to start in Kerala by 2010Last updated on: September 01, 2009 20:26 ISTTags: Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, MA Yusuf Ali, Shai'ah Supervisory Board, Ernst & Young, Standard & ChartedEmail this Save to My Page <!-- Write aComment -->The first Islamic bank in the country with active involvement of the Kerala [ Images] government is likely to start operations in Kochi by next year as thebank's registration formalities are currently being fulfilled on a warfooting.TheKerala industries department is actively involved in the new initiativeand a high level meeting held at Kozhikode on August 12 had approved aproject report prepared by Ernst & Young.Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation, which is thedesignated agency for the formation of the bank, will have 11 per centstake in the proposed banking company.According…
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