South Carolina scientist works to grow meat in... →
“Animals require between 3 and 8 pounds of nutrient to make 1 pound of meat. It’s fairly inefficient. Animals consume food and produce waste. Cultured meat doesn’t have a digestive system.”
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Syria Internet Down As Egypt Blackout Catches On... →
Ricky Gervais on CNN, discussing atheism following his “thank you to God for making me an atheist” remark at the Golden Globes. Yes! So good.
Discovery of a pulsating star that hosts a giant... →
This star hosts a giant planet, WASP-33b, that was detected in 2006 through the transiting method. The planet’s mass is four times the mass of Jupiter and it orbits the star at such a high speed that it only takes 1.2 days to complete its orbit.
Italian man shot in head sneezes out bullet →
Bleeding heavily, he was taken to hospital in an ambulance shortly after midnight, but while waiting to be seen by doctors he sneezed and the bullet shot out of his right nostril.
Mammoth 'could be reborn in four years' →
“Now the technical problems have been overcome, all we need is a good sample of soft tissue from a frozen mammoth”
Blood libel – what does it mean? →
One can only hope that Palin, or her advisers, did not appreciate the context, or the history. The verse in Matthew refers to the scene during Christ’s trial before Pontius Pilate, before his execution, where the Roman governor, not being able to find fault with the accused man, publicly washed his hands of his fate, saying the crowd bore responsibility for his death.
Field Notes - You think birds falling from the sky... →
Flocks of birds falling en masse from the sky in Arkansas, Louisiana, Kentucky and even Sweden is strange, but these mysterious mass deaths don’t hold a candle to the “Kentucky Meat Shower” of 1876 when it comes to avian oddities.
Chinese Man Sprouts 3-Inch Horn From Head →
China has produced a number of other elderly horny folks in recent years. In 2007, 93-year-old Ma Zhong Nan flaunted a 4-inch horn growing atop his head. He paid little attention to it until it became itchy, at which point he sought help. That same year, 95-year-old Xiou Ling made headlines for a 6 1/2-inch horn that jutted out of her forehead and curled downward over her face. It had been...
We were all naked until 170,000 years ago →
Because clothing doesn’t last for 170,000 years, looking at lice was the best way to deduce this.
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Rare panda cow born on farm near Campion →
“We had a Chinese delegation visit our farm, and they were fascinated,” Gradwohl said in a telephone interview Friday. “They want them in China, so we’re going to be exporting.”
Shift of Earth's magnetic north pole affects Tampa... →
Scientists say the magnetic north pole is moving toward Russia and the fallout has reached — of all places — Tampa International Airport.