A headline recently caught my eye, ‘Watchdog approves 3-parent IVF babies’.
After giving myself a headache trying to visualize how 3 parent conception might work, I read further as you can from the following link:
Read here for the story
As even your lowliest geneticist will tell you, DNA (DeoxyRiboNucleic acid) is made up of . . . → Read More: This is my Dad, my Mum, and my other Mum…
Last week, scientists succeeded in linking two rat brains together with electrodes to create a “super-brain”.
Inserting electrodes into the brain? Making rats smarter and better able to work together? That sounds fine – What could possibly go wrong with this?
What do you have planned for the weekend, Splatters? And have you thought it . . . → Read More: FOF – What could go wrong?
Some headlines just sort of grab your attention:
Wanted: ‘Adventurous woman’ to give birth to Neanderthal man – Harvard professor seeks mother for cloned cave baby
Professor George Church of Harvard Medical School believes he can reconstruct Neanderthal DNA and resurrect the species which became extinct 33,000 years ago.
He believes his . . . → Read More: Ladies, are you feeling adventurous?
Today’s post comes to you courtesy of a recent news article that can be read in its entirety here.
In short, some boffins were digging around in Southern Germany, came across an extremely well preserved dinosaur fossil. The young Sciurumimus albersdoerferi , measured in at 72cm and is a kind of fanged predator.
. . . → Read More: Lizards of a feather.
I had the pleasure of hanging out with three daughters of my friends on Saturday night and I was thrilled to be able to talk to them about science and how amazing the possible discovery of the Higgs-Boson is. I waxed lyrical about how I was excited that we might be closer to a unified . . . → Read More: Science is the new black
In any sci-fi movie worth its salt you will see a programmable food replicator. I’ve always wanted one. Hamburgers with chilli sauce on tap! Custard to go!
Well, it’s closer than I thought - Lab Creates Food Printed With Edible Ink
So much for the future, it’s almost here.
But can it make a cup . . . → Read More: I can haz cheeseburger?
1. Ripped off.
I was tooling about on the ABC Science site, following a great link on how to use play dough and LEDs to teach circuits to young kids, when I saw a link to the article Experts Debate What Makes a Healthy Vagina.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when I went . . . → Read More: Mildly maniacal tangential musings
There’s all sorts of evidence out there that brain injury can cause major physical problems and change your personality.
But what about sexuality? A young man from the UK is claiming a freak stroke turned him gay.
The article does say near the bottom that the man was tested by a neurological specialist and scored . . . → Read More: Different strokes for the same folk
I read an article yesterday stating that scientists are now considering cloning a woolly mammoth.
By way of disclaimer, I should point out that I have a vested interest in this issue. I’m a bit of a traditionalist in relationships and I do subscribe to the notion that as the male, I am the hunter . . . → Read More: A mammoth-sized issue…