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  • Giant fungus found in China

    07/29/2013 7:11:00 PM PDT · by TexGrill · 28 replies
    BBC News ^ | 07/28/2013 | BBC
    A giant fungus the size of a tyre has been found by villagers in China's Jianshui County. The large clump of mushrooms, which weighed more than 15 kilograms and measured nearly a metre in diameter, was proudly put on display by the finder. It is not known what type of fungus it is or whether the mushrooms are safe to eat.
  • Scientists warn of 'Planet of the Apes' scenario

    07/22/2011 3:36:07 AM PDT · by markomalley · 40 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 7/22/11
    Action is needed now to prevent nightmarish "Planet Of The Apes" science ever turning from fiction to fact, according to a group of eminent experts. Their report calls for a new rules to supervise sensitive research that involves humanising animals. One area of concern is "Category Three" experiments which may raise "very strong ethical concerns" and should be banned. An example given is the creation of primates with distinctly human characteristics, such as speech. Exactly the same scenario is portrayed in the new movie Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes, in which scientists searching for an Alzheimer's cure create...