Posts Tagged ‘eggheads’

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Japanese eggheads to clone mammoth

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Japanese scientists at Kyoto University plan to have a fully functional mammoth up and running within 5 years. Those things don’t eat meat, do they? Just sayin’… For the cloning to go forward, Dr. Iritani will need a number of relatively hard-to-get things. First and foremost, he’ll need a piece of frozen mammoth tissue at […]

Chinese dust cloud circumnavigates Earth in two weeks

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Japanese eggheads have determined that a 2007 dust storm that sprang up in China circled the globe in a mere 13 days – which is impressive, moreseo when you consider that a single concentrated mass of dust particles was able to stay airborne long enough to travel around the freaking planet. The dust cloud measured […]

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South Korean eggheads breed glowing dogs

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  Why glowing dogs, you ask? Well – it seems that this is really just a proof-of-concept test drive, if you will – proving that genes can be successfully impanted to produce ‘transgenic’ offspring…presumably with traits that are a little more useful than finding your car keys at night.     A South Korean scientist […]

Warning: Hot tea can kill you.

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Not straight away, mind you. It has to be REALLY HOT. And you have to drink it right after you pour it. And then you have to wait until you get esophogeal cancer from drinking lots of really hot tea all the time. Researchers say that letting a hot beverage cool off for four minutes […]

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Japanese eggheads draw images from brain

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The first thing I thought of when I read this was Paprika, the hallucinatory anime film from Satoshi Kon – but I’m nerdy that way. Researchers at the ATR Computational Neuroscience Laboratories succeeded in processing and displaying images directly from the human brain, they said in a study unveiled ahead of publication in the US […]

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Japanese researchers discover yeti-tracks?

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When I was a kid I used to love reading about all things Fortean – particularly cryptozoological phenomenon. Things like Bigfoot and the Yeti fascinated me, and to this day I’m totally unnerved when swimming in natural bodies of water for fear there might be some Loch Ness Monster thingie hanging out in the depths. […]

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Chinese eggheads readying revolutionary space propulsion system – or not

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Are the Chinese close to cracking a new form of space-propulsion that will put them at the forefront of the new Space Race, or is it just a bunch of scientific propaganda? Chinese researchers claim they’ve confirmed the theory behind an “impossible” space drive, and are proceeding to build a demonstration version. If they’re right, […]

Japanese eggheads begin work on 'space elevator'

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….and, fuuuuck that. I have serious acrophobia problems. Like – can’t climb ladders acrophobia problems. There’s no way I’m getting in an elevator that rockets you 20,000+ miles off the ground. Nuh uh. No. Fucking. Way. Up and down the 22,000 mile-long (36,000km) cables — or flat ribbons — will run the elevator carriages, themselves […]

Indian teen commits suicide in fear of Large Hadron Collider

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Looks like all the fearmongering  regarding the operation of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider has finally borne fruit. Inspired by numerous reports that the ginormous particle accelerator could potentially jump-start black holes which would then consume the planet, 16-year-old Chayya Lal took an overdose of medication to avoid dying in the ensuing cataclysm. Chayya’s parents said […]

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