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  • All blue-eyed people have a single ancestor in common

    09/22/2017 1:55:00 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 197 replies
    www.businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 21, 2017, 3:50 PM | Zach Williams and Jessica Orwig
    New research shows that all blue-eyed people share a common ancestor. This person lived more than 6,000 years ago and carried a genetic mutation that has now spread across the world. The exact cause remains to be determined but scientists do know that eye color began to change long before recorded history began. The following is a transcript of the video. All blue-eyed people have one ancestor in common, born around 6,000-10,000 years ago. Blue eyes are caused by a gene mutation. For years, researchers had searched for it on the OCA2 gene. The OCA2 gene determines how much brown...
  • Every Eye Will See Him

    08/13/2017 4:45:30 PM PDT · by grumpa · 5 replies
    Prophecy Questions Blog ^ | August 11, 2017 | Charles Meek
    “Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him, and all tribes of the earth [land] will mourn because of Him.” This passage from Revelation 1:7 is often read by Christians and simply assumed to be a future event. (“Obviously, this hasn’t happened yet!”) Warning: the interpretation of this passage, read casually out of context, may not be as obvious as most Christians suppose. The context offers strong support for the preterist view, which is that this was fulfilled in AD 70 when Jesus “came in judgment” against apostate Israel. It...
  • Hillary Clinton has more eye problems during Florida rally

    10/26/2016 6:36:35 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 43 replies
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  • Astronauts are returning from space with mysterious eye problems

    07/12/2016 5:55:08 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 37 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 7/11/16 | Fiona MacDonald
    Space does plenty of whacky things to astronauts' bodies, like deteriorating their muscle mass and making them on average 5 centimeters (2 inches) taller. But scientists have uncovered another, more subtle side effect — space is totally ruining astronauts' perfect eyesight. In fact, 80 percent of astronauts who come back from long-duration missions display symptoms of a mysterious eye condition that causes nearsightedness, Shayla Love reports for The Washington Post. While it's a myth that all astronauts have to have natural 20/20 vision (they're allowed to have corrective laser surgery) by the time they launch, their vision does need to...
  • Ulster scientists in breakthrough which could end curse of hereditary blindness (N. Ireland)

    09/12/2015 2:02:32 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Belfast Telegraph ^ | 09/11/2015 | Laura Abernethy
    Ulster University scientists have made a remarkable breakthrough which it is hoped could cure hereditary blindness. They have discovered a treatment that can target the gene that leads to corneal dystrophy—a condition that causes cloudy deposits on the cornea. […] Currently, those with corneal dystrophy face a lifetime of treatment and the only option for those who go blind is a corneal transplant from a donor eye, but this has risks and varying success rates. […] But the new treatment, developed by scientists at the University’s School of Biomedical Science, currently involves just one injection into the eye, which destroys...
  • Why do kittens have vertical pupils?

    08/09/2015 9:31:55 PM PDT · by PROCON · 44 replies
    dailytimes.com.pk ^ | Aug. 10, 2015
    Pupils' shape and size can reveal whether your kitten is a hunter or the hunted, research shows, Zee News reports. The study also said that species with pupils that are vertical slits are more likely to be ambush predators that are active both day and night. "For species that are active both night and day, like domestic cats, slit pupils provide the dynamic range needed to help them see in dim light yet not get blinded by the midday sun," said lead researcher Martin Banks, professor of optometry at University of California-Berkeley. The vertical slits of domestic cats and...
  • Taliban leader Mullah Omar ‘is dead’ (per Afghan gov’t sources)

    07/29/2015 3:42:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    BBC News ^ | 29/07/2015
    The leader of the Afghan Taliban, Mullah Mohammed Omar, has died, Afghan officials say, but the militant group has not commented on the claim. The reclusive leader died two to three years ago, Afghan government and intelligence sources said. No further details were released. A Taliban spokesman contacted by the BBC said the group would issue a statement shortly. There have been several reports of Mullah Omar’s death in the past. However, this is the first to be confirmed by top sources in the Afghan government. …
  • Harry Reid on conservatives' mobster-beating theory: 'They don't like me as a person'

    04/15/2015 10:29:08 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 34 replies
    WashingtonExaminer.com ^ | APRIL 15, 2015 | EDDIE SCARRY
    Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, who recently announced plans to retire, rebutted conservative media speculation on Wednesday that his severe injuries are the result of a run-in with the mob. On CNBC's "Speakeasy," host John Harwood asked Reid about theories put forth by conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh and Breitbart News that the injuries Reid sustained at the beginning of this year, including a blow to his right eye, are not, as he has said, the result of an accident involving elastic exercise equipment. "The last few days, a bunch of people are saying, Reid, he didn't have an exercise...
  • Harry Reid: I'm Blind in One Eye

    04/09/2015 3:40:54 AM PDT · by Lonesome in Massachussets · 45 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 8, 2015 | Daniel Halper
    Senate minority leader Harry Reid is blind in one eye. The news comes a week after Reid announced that he will retire at the end of this session of Congress and not run for reelection. “It looked like somebody had hit you,” Fusion newscaster Jorge Ramos told Reid in a recent interview. “Are you afraid that you might not regain your eyesight?” “No, I’m over that, ‘cause I can’t see out of my eye, and that’s the way it’s going to be until something comes along that’ll change it,” Reid responded to Ramos. “Right now, I’ve had 11 hours of...
  • New Procedure Changes Brown Eyes To Blue

    03/06/2015 1:41:37 PM PST · by Red Badger · 99 replies
    CBS Bean Town ^ | 03-06-2015 | Dr. Mallika Marshall
    BOSTON (CBS) – There’s little question that blue eyes, for whatever reason, are considered an attractive facial feature, and only 17% of the world’s population has them. The vast majority of us have brown eyes. But apparently, for the right price, you, too, can have blue eyes. The only way to change your eye color has been to wear colored contact lenses, but now there’s a new procedure that change brown eyes to blue. According to ophthalmologists, we all have blue eyes below our brown eyes, under a thin layer of pigment. A California company has now developed a laser...
  • A Naked Eye Nova Erupts in Centaurus

    12/04/2013 7:25:43 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 13 replies
    universetoday.com ^ | December 4, 2013 | David Dickinson on
    If you live in the southern hemisphere, the southern sky constellation of Centaurus may look a little different to you tonight, as a bright nova has been identified in the region early this week. The initial discovery of Nova Centauri 2013 (Nova Cen 2013) was made by observer John Seach based out of Chatsworth Island in New South Wales Australia. The preliminary discovery magnitude for Nova Cen 2013 was magnitude +5.5, just above naked eye visibility from a good dark sky site. Estimates by observers over the past 24 hours place Nova Cen 2013 between magnitudes +4 and +5 “with...
  • ‘The Bluest Eye’ under fire as part of Common Core reading list, content includes incest, rape

    10/18/2013 10:36:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 23 replies
    The Global Dispatch ^ | 8/24/13 | Brandon Jones
    Common Core, the controversial set of education standards being instituted by many state governors and education leaders, is coming under fire for its selection of a book that’s on the suggested reading list for 11th graders. 'The Bluest Eye' ok for high school students? ‘The Bluest Eye’ ok for high school students? The book, a past selection of Oprah’s Book Club, has graphic sex scenes and descriptions that make many readers blush. The work in question comes from Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison who explains her motivation for the book. Morrison, says that she wanted the reader to feel as...
  • Scientists Put A Working Eyeball On A Tadpole's Tail

    03/01/2013 12:07:43 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    Popular Science ^ | 3/1/12 | Emily Elert
    It turns out we seriously underestimated the central nervous system. It's hard to say what's crazier: the fact that Tufts University researchers spent a year cutting out the tiny eyeballs of tadpole embryos and sticking them back on to the tadpoles' tails, or: the fact that, when they hatched, a few of the tadpoles COULD ACTUALLY SEE OUT OF THE EYES ON THEIR TAILS. As you know, this is not the way vision is supposed to work--your eyeballs are supposed to be connected to a big fat nerve that carries incoming signals back to your brain, which combines the information...
  • Florida's giant eyeball mystery solved

    10/15/2012 11:04:05 AM PDT · by ETL · 42 replies
    GrindTV.com ^ | October 15, 2012 | Pete Thomas
    The mystery surrounding an enormous eyeball that was discovered on a Florida beach last Wednesday, prompting many wild theories and educated guesses as to what kind of creature it had belonged to, has been solved. Scientists who examined the colossal blue orb say it most likely came from a swordfish.
  • Giant Eyeball the Size of a Softball Washes Ashore in Pompano Beach, Fla.

    10/12/2012 10:42:36 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 34 replies
    Sun Sentinel ^ | October 11, 2012 | David Fleshler,
    Huge eyeball turns up in Pompano Beach Taking his usual morning stroll along the surf in Pompano Beach, Gino Covacci noticed a strange ball-like object at the high tide line. He kicked it over and found himself staring at the biggest eyeball he had ever seen. The blue, softball-sized orb he found Wednesday was a departure from the shells, cigarette butts and seaweed he usually sees. He put it in a plastic bag and put that in the refrigerator. "It was very, very fresh," he said Thursday. "It was still bleeding when I put it in the plastic bag." He...
  • SECOND NEW EYE UNWRAPPED

    06/20/2012 9:23:42 AM PDT · by SWAMPSNIPER · 61 replies
    self | June 20, 2012 | swampsniper
    Just back from the doctors office, got the wrapper off of my left eye. When everything settles down I'm gonna have close to 20/20 in both eyes!It's a different world and it sure is pretty!
  • The EU's architects never meant it to be a democracy ( Greece, Italy Taken Down)

    11/12/2011 3:26:42 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 15 replies
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk ^ | November 12 2011 | Christopher Booker
    The rise of a "technocracy" was always part of the plan for Europe. So, as headlines scream that vain bids to save the euro threaten us with “Armageddon”, the EU’s ruling elite has toppled two more elected prime ministers, to replace them with technocratic officials who can be trusted to do Brussels’s bidding. The new Greek prime minister, Lucas Papademos, was the man who, as head of Greece’s central bank, fiddled the figures to enable Greece to get into the euro (against the rules) in the first place – before being rewarded with a senior post in the European Central...
  • Is LASIK Eye Surgery Safe? FDA Scientist Regrets Saying 'Yes'

    02/12/2011 8:33:57 PM PST · by Nachum · 103 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | 2/12/11 | Bonnie Goldstein
    In Washington, D.C., a culture that embraces regulatory oversight and rule-making and where bureaucracies are everywhere, no federal agency is more warren-like than the Food and Drug Administration, which regulates the safety and efficacy of food, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and medical devices. The health and well-being of every American depends on the FDA's rigorous collecting, sifting and interpreting of data to approve products ranging from those that cure nail fungus to devices that electronically zap the brain to relieve anxiety. FDA regulators are scientist bureaucrats who tirelessly navigate the tedious but essential world between reports and medicine in a poorly lit...
  • Eyes on the Prize: Suez Canal

    02/01/2011 9:58:11 AM PST · by Nachum · 29 replies
    american thinker ^ | 2/1/11 | Tony George
    I'm not an Egypt watcher, but it appears the Muslim Brotherhood is continuing plans to isolate the Arabian Peninsula. Iran's move to seal the western approaches didn't pan out thanks to both Bush '41 (Somalia operation) and Bush '43 (US, France, and initially Germany in Djibouti). The MB's real objective, in my opinion, is closing the Suez Canal. This, with Iranian control of the Strait of Hormuz, will effectively put our economy in bottom of the tank thanks to Obama's prior spending sprees. Our capability to militarily act is extremely limited, even if the administration had the will to do...
  • Babies refusing to make eye contact with President Obama

    08/12/2010 11:48:13 AM PDT · by Nachum · 36 replies
    daily caller ^ | 8/12/10 | NY Magazine
    Conservatives despise him. Many liberals remain stubbornly unimpressed. Now, even babies — sweet, lovable, barely sentient babies — have turned on President Obama, the man with whom they once invested so much hope. Though he tries time and again to connect with these impressionable young citizens, it is all in vain, for his overtures are met only with cold shoulders. Tiny, cold shoulders.