Genetically modified chickens will not spread bird flu
Genetically modified chickens will not spread bird flu
These genetically modified chickens can become infected with the bird flu but will not spread the virus to other chickens. Scientists say that they are safe for human consumption. picked by b2run 5 hours ago
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 Down the Hatch and Straight Into Medical History
Down the Hatch and Straight Into Medical History
From brain tissue to gallstones, doctors have long preserved specimens from their patients — sometimes as trophies, sometimes as teaching tools, sometimes as curiosities or even art. But Dr. Chevalier Jackson went much further than most, preserving more than 2,000 objects that people had swallowed or inhaled. picked by plurk 5 hours ago
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 Satellite detects antimatter coming off thunderstorms
Satellite detects antimatter coming off thunderstorms
NASA's space telescope called FERMI has detected what scientists think are particles of antimatter produced near the tops of thunderstorms. picked by b2run 2 days ago
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 Acoustic, Underwater Cloak Makes Objects Invisible to Sonar
Acoustic, Underwater Cloak Makes Objects Invisible to Sonar
University of Illinois researchers have developed a cloak that can be used underwater to hide objects from sonar and other ultrasound waves. picked by zircon77777 2 days ago
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 Laser cannon set to blind pirates
Laser cannon set to blind pirates
BAE Systems has demonstrated its new laser system, which can temporarily blind would-be attackers.

The system would prevent pirates from being able to aim their weapons at targets, BAE claims.

But further safety testing is needed before such a system could be commercially deployed. picked by zircon77777 2 days ago
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 New glass stronger and tougher than steel
New glass stronger and tougher than steel
Glass stronger and tougher than steel? A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab)and the California Institute of Technology. What's more, even better versions of t... read full post picked by Thatofares 2 days ago
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 Sub-zero therapy lets a chemo patient keep her hair
Sub-zero therapy lets a chemo patient keep her hair
Breast cancer patient uses super-chilled headgear to try to retain her hair. The cap is chilled to -30° F, Katherine, who chewed ice during treatment to prevent chemo damage to the inside of her mouth, says the cold is "more like an ache than a shock, more like the flu than a cut. It's deeper than any cold you might experience on a ski lift, and it lasts much longer." picked by suebe 2 days ago
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 Clouds made of rock vapor once rained magma on ancient Earth
Clouds made of rock vapor once rained magma on ancient Earth
Because they shared a common atmosphere, the Earth and the Moon should share some of the same basic materials, but this does not appear to be the case. Instead, Moon rocks have way more iron and far less magnesium than their Earth counterparts, which does not fit the idea of a completely mixed common atmosphere. picked by zircon77777 3 days ago
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 How is the Universe so big, given its age?
How is the Universe so big, given its age?
The universe is 13.7 billion years old. The speed limit of the universe is the speed of light. So how can the size of the observable universe be 93 billion light-years across? picked by NoPantsMan 3 days ago
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 Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die
Wake Up, Geek Culture. Time to Die
I was too young to drive or hold a job. I was never going to play sports, and girls were an uncrackable code. So, yeah—I had time to collect every Star Wars action figure, learn the Three Laws of Robotics, memorize Roy Batty’s speech from the end of Blade Runner, and classify each monster’s abilities and weaknesses in TSR Hobbies’ Monster Manual. picked by Bornbad 4 days ago
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 5 Plants That Can Get You High
5 Plants That Can Get You High
Some people will do just about anything to get high. Here is a list of uncommon plants found in nature that will do just that. It is by no means a guide for the foolish, just an informative article about the drugs that could be in our backyards. picked by Bornbad 5 days ago
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 Flute produced by a 3-D printer w/ video
Flute produced by a 3-D printer w/ video
take into account that the entire fully-functioning acoustic instrument was created via 3-D printer with a minimum of human assembly, and it sounds markedly more impressive. picked by Thatofares 6 days ago
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 Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water
Bottled Water Vs. Tap Water
It is an unfortunate reality that naturally occurring fresh water is not naturally pure. Its normal pH-state is such that it absorbs minerals, both toxic and nutritious, in order to balance its acidity level. The new, milder pH-level, along with the accumulation of minerals, makes an excellent habitat for bacteria and microbes. It is these toxic minerals and microbes that present possible health ... read full post picked by Bornbad 1 week ago
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 Why the Human Body Temperature Is 98.6° (37°C)
Why the Human Body Temperature Is 98.6° (37°C)
Scientists have found the reason why our body temperature is 98.6° Fahrenheit (37°C). Apparently it's the perfect balance, as it's warm enough to prevent fungal infection but not so hot that we need to eat nonstop to maintain our metabolism. picked by suebe 2 weeks ago
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 Scientists create singing mouse
Scientists create singing mouse
Researchers at the University of Osaka have used genetically modified mice that are prone to DNA miscopying to create a mouse that sings. Lead researcher Arikuni Uchimura says that he is doing it "with hopes of making a Mickey Mouse someday." picked by b2run 2 weeks ago
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 First Successful Organ Donor Dies
First Successful Organ Donor Dies
Ronald Lee Herrick, who became a medical pioneer in 1954 when he donated a kidney to his twin brother in what is considered the world’s first successful organ transplant, has died at the age of 79. picked by cb__ 2 weeks ago
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 Find indicates that humans originated in Isreal
Find indicates that humans originated in Isreal
Israeli archeologists have found remains of what appears to be homo sapiens in a cave in central Israel. The remains date at 400 000 years old which is twice as old as those previously found in Africa. This find may rewrite the current theory on where humans originated. picked by b2run 2 weeks ago
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 11 Years Later, Third Triplet Is Born
11 Years Later, Third Triplet Is Born
Ryleigh Shepherd was conceived in 1998, the same year as her 11-year-old twin sisters, but she wasn't born until 2010. picked by suebe 2 weeks ago
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 LOOK UP! Quadrantid meteor shower on the 3rd or 4th of January
LOOK UP! Quadrantid meteor shower on the 3rd or 4th of January
Many meteor-watching veterans will tell you that the Quadrantids put on one of the very best displays of shooting stars all year. And this year moonlight will not be a factor, because the moon is new on the night of January 3–4, when the shower peaks. picked by kakana 2 weeks ago
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 80% of Antibiotics Sold in US Go to Farm Animals
80% of Antibiotics Sold in US Go to Farm Animals
The use of antibiotics on the farm is a concern because resistance factors can move freely between species of bacteria. picked by stinkobinko 2 weeks ago
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 'Eternal' solar plane's records are confirmed
'Eternal' solar plane's records are confirmed
The UK-built solar-powered Zephyr aeroplane has been confirmed as a record-breaker following its non-stop two-week flight earlier this year. picked by scififan2715 3 weeks ago
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 Print Your Dinner
Print Your Dinner
Printing your food is getting closer to reality as Cornell University scientists jump on the bandwagon.

Yummy! picked by suebe 3 weeks ago
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 Eight-Year-Olds Published in Scientific Journal For Elementary School Project on Bees
Eight-Year-Olds Published in Scientific Journal For Elementary School Project on Bees
The budding scientists, working under the "light supervision" of a neuroscientist from University College, London, trained bees to go to targets of varying colors by rewarding them with sugar. They reported that the bees were capable of learning and remembering cues based on color and pattern -- a finding that the Royal Society called "a genuine advance." picked by B-MoreRavensFan 3 weeks ago
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 How Reindeer Fly - With Magic Mushrooms
How Reindeer Fly - With Magic Mushrooms
Reindeer deliberately seek out the mind-bending fungi to escape the monotony of dreary, long winters. Herdsmen then drink their pee to get a secondary high. Explains all that flying, doesn't it? picked by suebe 3 weeks ago
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 What do you get the person who has everything?
What do you get the person who has everything?
Rats with Parkinson’s, Schizophrenia, and Cancer.Sigma also sells off-the-shelf rats, and offers rats and mice with knockout genes made to order...$445. picked by Bornbad 3 weeks ago
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