Friday, August 03, 2007

Two Newspaper Articles

Today's NYTimes carries an article titled "For Young Earners in Big City, Gap Shifts in Women's Favor" by Sam Roberts. To quote

"The analysis was prepared by Andrew A. Beveridge, a demographer at Queens College, who first reported his findings in Gotham Gazette, published online by the Citizens Union Foundation. It shows that women of all educational levels from 21 to 30 living in New York City and working full time made 117 percent of men's wages, and even more in Dallas, 120 percent. Nationwide, that group of women made much less: 89 percent of the average full time pay for men"

Another interesting article from the same newspaper - titled "Within Discredited Stem Cell Research, a True Scientific First". Its about the Korean scientist Dr Hwang Woo Suk who "was found to have fabricated much of his work. But according to a new post-mortem of his research, he did achieve a scientific first, though not the one he claimed.
..His embryonic stem cells were the product of parthenogenesis, or virgin birth, meaning they were derived from an unfertilized egg.
..Other researchers have since developed embryonic stem cells from parthenogenetic eggs, but Dr, Hwang's team would have been the first to do so had its members recognized what they have done.
..Although some creatures can reproduce by parthenogenesis, virgin birth would be a miracle in humans.."

Is it only me who sees a connection here?

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