Category: Culture

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NASA To Advance Bioengineering In A Big Way

NASA, in partnership with the nonprofit Methuselah Foundation’s New Organ Alliance, has announced a new competition with a $500,000 prize to be divided among the first three teams that successfully create thick, metabolically functional human vascularized organ tissue in a controlled laboratory environment, in an effort to advance the field of bioengineering. Steve Jurczyk, associate administrator for NASA’s Space Technology Mission Directorate in Washington said “The outcome of this challenge has the potential to revolutionize healthcare on Earth, and could become part of an important set of tools used to minimize the negative effects of deep space on our future explorers.” The vascularized, thick-tissue...

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New Mineral Discovery On Mars Forces Scientists To Reevaluate Its History

NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory rover, Curiosity, has detected significant amounts of a silica mineral called tridymite on the surface of Mars and the discovery has scientists stunned. This surprising find may now force scientists to rethink the volcanic history of Mars, as this new evidence suggests that the planet may have in fact once had explosive volcanoes that led to the presence of the mineral. NASA planetary scientist at Johnson and lead author of the paper, Richard Morris explains “On Earth, tridymite is formed at high temperatures in an explosive process called silicic volcanism. Mount St. Helens, the active volcano in Washington State,...

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Another Video Of Possessed Woman Surfaces

  In yet another terrifying video of a woman possessed by a demon has surfaced on YouTube. While the video starts off relatively calming, you can see and hear two women talking, in Spanish. The woman dressed in white, questions why the other will not answers her saying the girl was “not the same” and questioned why. When she got no response, she added, almost knowingly, “it’s because you’re dead” The girl then starts to repeat “he hears me, he hears me” and when the woman in white responds with “He hears you, look at who you are” the girls rage...

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Trials For Gene Editing Experiments Seeking Approval

Next week, the University of Pennsylvania will seek approval for the first human trials of CRISPR, deploying the gene editing tool to treat certain types of cancer. CRISPR, shorthand for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a means of editing genomes with greater precision and efficiency than any other methods, by utilizing a naturally occurring bacterial defense mechanism that can be programmed to target specific segments of genetic code and edit the DNA. Though it holds major potential for preventing HIV infection, curing genetic diseases and even creating designer babies, the University of Pennsylvania believes it is ready to trial their CRISPR...

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UFO Sightings Now Confirmed By Officials As Being On The Rise

    There were numerous sightings from around the world this weekend of what all witnesses are claiming were UFO’s, which confirms new beliefs that UFO sighting are on the increase.   The first story comes to us from Peru, where a man uploaded to YouTube shows footage of members of a broadcast team, specializing in UFOs react to not one but two UFO’s appear and disappear in the immediate vicinity of each other. Moments later, they were able to see the UFO again, allowing for the opportunity to record it and capture greater details on the supposed craft, which apparently...

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Engaging Women and Girls in STEM through Data Science

Tomorrow afternoon between 1 to 3 pm, NASA will host a conversation at their Headquarters in Washington on pathways for women and girls into Stem (science, technology, engineering and math) academic programs and careers. Engaging Women and Girls in STEM through Data Science, will air on NASA Television Wednesday, June 15th and stream live on the agency’s website. This event is part of the United State of Women Summit, a large-scale effort convened by the White House Council on Women and Girls to rally advocates of gender equality, highlight what has been achieved, identify remaining challenges, and chart a course for addressing them. U.S. Chief...

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Did Tolkien Know Something We Didn’t?

The discovery of three tiny skeletons, unearthed in Flores, has scientists inquiring if “hobbits” may have once existed. Using a term first created for JRR Tolkien’s 1937 novel, when the first hobbits were found, some experts claimed they could be modern humans affected by microcephaly, a birth defect that causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads. However, if light of new data, researchers now believe these short, humanoid creatures may have evolved from an early ancestor of modern human, and shrank after becoming stranded on Indonesian island, where the remains were found and dated back some 700,000 years. Dr Gert van...

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Scientists Try To Recreate The Building Blocks Of Life

Scientists have been trying to replicate the conditions necessary for the origin of life on Earth and now a team from the Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich, Germany released the results of  their study of how RNA may have been at the root of it. DNA carries the genetic code that determines physical characteristics while RNA acts as a messenger for DNA by spreading the proteins throughout the body. Lead researcher, chemist Thomas Carell says, “We now have a pathway that would allow us to use simple molecules that were likely present on the early Earth.” They suggest that a...

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First Human Thought Successfully Converted To Sound

An incredible new groundbreaking device has just successfully turned human thought into speech. Professor Robert Knight and colleagues at UC Berkeley are leading the research by studying how  “hearing words, speaking out loud and imagining words involves overlapping areas of the brain.” Now, scientists have successfully played back a word someone was thinking by monitoring their  brain activity. Knight explains “We applied a temporal realignment procedure that improved our accuracy in classifying words that are spoken or imagined. Our work showed us it is possible to capture the  brain signals that represented an intended word.” “We want to develop an...

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Dark Thirty Radio – May 31st, 2016

  CCTV Captures Video Of Woman Possessed By Demon A terrifying new video has been uploaded to YouTube which seems to show a shopper become  possessed by a demon has many viewers puzzled. A CCTV supermarket surveillance camera in China, showed a woman walking down an aisle, where a box behind her falls off the shelf, inexplicably. As she stops to turn and place it back on the shelf, you can visibly see the change in her body, as she starts to shake uncontrollably and drops to her knees. Source: Mirror Does Alice Cooper Believe In Werewolves? Several reports of...

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William Friedkin Says He Will “Never Be The Same” After Filming Real Life Exorcism

80-year-old American filmmaker, William Friedkin, famed director of The Exorcist, claims he was invited to the Vatican to film a real life exorcism and he says he will “never be the same.” Friedkin says he was invited earlier this month by the chief exorcist in Rome to record an actual exorcism which, he says “few people have ever seen and which nobody has ever photographed.” Though he claims he believes whole heartedly in the case of the 14 year boy in which his horror classic was based on, he says he was taken aback at how close the ceremony was...

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Material From A Four Million Year Old Asteroid Found

  Scientists at  Australian National University’s Planetary Institute have uncovered evidence of  a gigantic asteroid that crashed into Earth billions of years ago. Earth and paleoclimate scientist Andrew Glikson said “The impact would have triggered earthquakes orders of magnitude greater than terrestrial earthquakes and it would have caused huge tsunamis and would have made cliffs crumble.” Scientists conclude that the impact could have been even more devastating than the collision that’s thought to have contributed to the decline of the dinosaurs some 66 million years ago. The researchers think that this asteroid would have measured between 20 to 30 kilometres...