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  • Scientists create the first mutant ants

    08/10/2017 12:45:23 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    WaPo ^ | August 10 at 12:00 PM | By Ben Guarino
    Despite what you might've seen in 1950s monster movies, it's difficult to raise mutant ants. For years biologists have altered the genetics of organisms as varied as mice and rice. Mutant fruit flies are a laboratory staple. But ants' complex life cycle hampered efforts to grow genetically engineered ants — until now. On Thursday, two independent research teams described their work deleting ant genes. Two papers chronicling the first mutant ants appeared in the journal Cell, along with a third study that altered ant behavior using an insect brain hormone. Claude Desplan, a New York University biologist and an author...
  • Maryland Man Arrested For Plane Bomb Threat

    11/24/2016 8:49:19 AM PST · by LSUfan · 26 replies
    Baltimore CBS Local ^ | 23 Nov 16 | Unknown
    A Maryland man has been arrested after police say he made threats to blow up the Southwest Airlines plane he was on. On November 22, Southwest Airlines advised they had an unruly passenger on a flight departing from Oakland, California en route to Baltimore. The Southwest Pilot turned the flight around and returned to Oakland International. Deputies arrived and contacted the suspected unruly passenger, 32-year-old Arpan Shah from Maryland. Shah reportedly told several passengers while the plane was taxiing out on the runway, that he was going to blow up the plane and continued to say it was going to...
  • Man accused of taping Caitlyn’s muzzle shut denied bond

    07/26/2015 2:07:38 PM PDT · by digger48 · 45 replies
    wishtv ^ | July 26, 2015 | Staff Reports
    CHARLESTON, SC – 41-year-old William Leonard Dodson was back in court on Friday, July 17 for a bond revocation hearing. The judge ruled Dodson will stay in prison because he is a flight risk. Dodson faces a felony charge of Ill Treatment of Animals for allegedly taping a female dog’s muzzle shut (Caitlyn) in North Charleston in May. Dodson is currently in jail, being held on a $50,000 bond. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $5,000 fine.
  • Scientist Makes Mutant, Infectious Flu Virus in Lab

    06/11/2014 6:27:03 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 22 replies
    NBC News ^ | June11, 2014 | By Maggie Fox
    Flu experts have made a mutant version of the 1918 “Spanish flu” virus that killed tens of millions of people, sparking a new debate over whether such work is too dangerous. Yoshihiro Kawaoka of the University of Wisconsin says the experiments are important for helping scientists understand how new pandemics start, and for designing better flu vaccines.
  • Mysterious 'Dog-Headed Pig Monster' Terrorizes Africa

    02/28/2012 7:54:29 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 21 replies
    Yahoo/ ^ | Feb. 27, 2012 | Benjamin Radford
    Residents in northern Namibia, on the southwest coast of Africa, have reported being terrorized by a bizarre dog-pig hybrid creature. The animal is said to be mostly white and unlike anything the villagers have ever seen, with a doglike head and the broad, round, nearly hairless back and shoulders of a giant pig. The beast was spotted chasing and attacking dogs, goats and other domestic animals in this arid region not far from the Kalahari desert. As often happens when rumors of monsters spread in rural areas around the world, some locals have taken extra safety precautions, such as traveling...
  • Is "Mutant" a Codeword for "Gay" in the X-Men Movies?

    11/03/2011 9:47:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 2+ views
    Townhall ^ | 11/03/2011 | Michael Brown
    The X-Men movie series, based on the comic books of the same name, is well-known for its unusual cast of gifted mutants and for its extraordinary special effects. What is not as widely known about the X-Men is the fact that the movies, along with the comic books, draw many clear parallels between the mutants and the gay and lesbian community. It is an open secret that the most recent movie in the series, “X-Men First Class,” which serves as the prequel for the other films, is especially overt in presenting these parallels. Zach Stenz, one of the First Class...
  • Nuclear rabbit birth sparks mutant baby concern [Japan]

    06/07/2011 12:54:29 PM PDT · by Daffynition · 17 replies ^ | June 7th, 2011 | unknown
    Is this the beginning of a new wave of deformed animals which could take over the world? An earless bunny born Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant could be the start of lots of strange goings-on in the land of the rising sn. Amateur footage posted on Youtube shows an earless mutant rabbit, and the person who made the video claims it was shot just outside the exclusion zone near Japan's crippled Fukushima plant. The development has given rise to fears that the nuclear radiation leak is worse than expected and human babies with mutations may be next on the list....
  • Mutant Bacteria: E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Aggressive New Strain

    06/02/2011 8:32:08 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Spiegel ^ | 06/02/11
    06/02/2011 Mutant Bacteria E. Coli Outbreak Linked to Aggressive New Strain As the E. coli outbreak continues to ravage Germany and other parts of Europe, the World Health Organization said Thursday that the aggressive intestinal bacteria is a new strain never seen before. Meanwhile fears of the illness prompted Russia to ban imports of vegetables from the EU. Info Researchers are still desperately searching for the origin of the E. coli bacteria that has left 18 dead and infected hundreds of others in Germany and Europe. The number of cases within Germany continues to rise, with up to 2,000 reported...
  • Respond to Sarah Palin (James Carville)

    10/31/2009 9:33:47 AM PDT · by WVKayaker · 41 replies · 2,205+ views ^ | 10/31/2009 | James Carville
    XXXXX -- Remember all those socialist-hollering, Glenn Beck-worshiping, tea party wing nuts from this summer's town hall meetings? If Sarah Palin gets her way, one of them could soon be a member of Congress. Next week marks one year since President Obama was elected. The amount of money we have in the bank will be used as an instant referendum on his first year. With Sarah Palin out there raising hundreds of thousands of dollars to stack Congress with those tea party lunatics, the media is watching to see how Grassroots Democrats respond. Help us raise $500,000 in response to...
  • Piglet with monkey’s face(Yikes)

    07/31/2009 6:58:15 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 62 replies · 3,166+ views ^ | 7/31/09 | unknown
    Curious locals flocked to the home of owner Feng Changlin after news of the piglet spread in Fengzhang village, Xiping township. “It’s hideous. No one will be willing to buy it, and it scares the family to even look at it!” Feng told Oriental Today.
  • Mutant Monkeys get Hooked On A Drug Called Mum

    04/01/2008 1:21:04 PM PDT · by blam · 5 replies · 135+ views
    New Scientist ^ | 4-1-2008 | news service
    Mutant monkeys get hooked on a drug called mum 15:35 01 April 2008 news service Ewen Callaway A gene mutation determines whether or not macaque infants make a fuss when their mothers are missing, say researchers. A similar mutation has been linked to alcoholism and drug abuse in humans. The work could explain why some children are cry babies and some are more independent, says Christina Barr, a neuroscientist at the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism in Bethesda, Maryland, US, who led the study. "There are some kids that go with the flow and there are some...
  • Threat Of 'Superflu' Rampage As Mutant Viruses Resist Drugs

    09/30/2006 5:42:12 PM PDT · by blam · 28 replies · 943+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-1-2006 | Richard Gray
    Threat of 'superflu' rampage as mutant viruses resist drugs By Richard Gray, Science Correspondent (Filed: 01/10/2006) The drive to fight deadly flu pandemics with special antiviral drugs risks creating an untreatable "superflu", the head of -Britain's public health watchdog has warned. Sir William Stewart, the chairman of the Health Protection Agency, warned that the widespread use of antiviral drugs to treat illnesses, including bird flu and seasonal influenza, is causing- viruses to mutate into drug-resistant- forms. He claimed that drug-resistant viruses now represented as big a threat to public health as antibiotic-resistant superbug bacteria, such as MRSA. His comments come...
  • Mutant Lambs urge support to Save Jill

    03/21/2006 6:55:22 AM PST · by StoneGiant · 2 replies · 436+ views
    Phat Tony's, Point Five | 3/21/06
    Save Jill ! .... and a possible solution....Source Save Jill I would like to introduce to you a new member of the Dr. Phat Tony family. This is Jill. Jill is 3 ½ weeks old, and probably one of the cutest things ever. Unfortunately Jill is in a fight for her life and she doesn’t even know it. I’ve tried to explain the rules of the house to Jill, but I doubt she understands them. There are a few rules at casa de Phat Tony’s. One rule is, you have to be of use to live with me. Unfortunately, as...
  • Stalin's mutant ape army (Yes, it's what you think)

    12/19/2005 11:03:41 PM PST · by Stoat · 77 replies · 7,368+ views
    The Sun (U.K.) ^ | December 20, 2005 | JEROME STARKEY
    Stalin's mutant ape army Evil science ... Josef Stalin       By JEROME STARKEY SOVIET dictator Josef Stalin ordered his scientists to cross humans with APES to create an invincible breed of Red Army soldiers, secret documents show.  Archive papers say the Kremlin chief demanded his Planet of the Apes warriors be “resilient and resistant to hunger”.He said they should be of “immense strength but with an underdeveloped brain”. He also wanted them to work on railway construction.Labs and ape skeletons have been found in the Black Sea town of Suchumi in Georgia by workmen building a kids’ playground.It...
  • China: one-headed, but two-bodied pig born (one, a male body, the other, female)

    07/08/2005 9:06:16 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 36 replies · 1,699+ views
    NoCut News ^ | 07/08/05 | Park Jung-ok
    China: one-headed, but two-bodied pig bornAn one-headed, but two-bodied pig was born at a Chinese farm. One of its body is male, while the other is female. The news stunned its neighbors. According to July 6th report of Dong-ya-jing-mao-xin-wen, a Chinese newspaper, it was born at a farm in Yushu City. The piglet was shunned by its siblings, and won't suckle. The owner of the pig plans to send it to a research institute. Park Jung-ok in Beijing  07/08/05
  • More Proof That the Human Race is Doomed!

    06/07/2005 5:02:41 PM PDT · by The Mike Device · 16 replies · 713+ views
    Bad Business Bureau ^ | May 19, 2005 | Unknown
    I would like to warn you all about dell and sales customer care Dell tech... First of all I call up DELL and went through the order. I told the guy what I wanted and what I was going to use the computer for I was told that a DELL diemension 3000 came with a p4 775 socket t if I paid the upgrade cost to get the new socket type. I got my comp the second week of jan 05 I then set it up and call DELL tech to confirm that I got the right hardware in my...
  • Black Death Mutant Gene Resists AIDS, Say Scientists (Virus)

    01/04/2005 7:21:29 PM PST · by blam · 73 replies · 3,016+ views
    Cheshire Online ^ | 1-4-2005 | Alan Weston
    Black Death mutant gene resists Aids, say scientists Jan 4 2005 By Alan Weston, Daily Post IT HAS been described as the 'world's greatest serial killer'. The Black Death was a catastrophe which wiped out nearly half the European population, with 20m people dying between 1348 and 1350. But new research being carried out by a team from Liverpool University has shown that the disease may have produced an unexpected side-effect - resistance to the deadly HIV/Aids virus. Professor Christopher Duncan and Dr Susan Scott have already caused shockwaves among historians with their claim that the Black Death was caused...
  • Mutant DNA gives super strength to German boy

    06/25/2004 8:56:12 AM PDT · by Baraboo Law Jr. · 22 replies · 353+ views
    AP ^ | June 25, 2004 | AP
    BERLIN A genetic mutation made a Berlin 5-year-old extra strong, but the German doctor who has been studying the boy since just after his birth says he's just a regular child. The boy doesn't stand out among his peers on the playground, but when he puts his mind to it, he can perform unusual feats of strength, said Dr. Markus Schuelke. "He's a normal boy - you don't see it, you wouldn't recognize him" out of a crowd, Schuelke said. "He can just lift heavy things." Schuelke started studying the super-strong boy after he was brought to Berlin's Charite hospital...
  • Mutant DNA gives super strength to German boy

    06/25/2004 8:45:42 AM PDT · by Baraboo Law Jr. · 3 replies · 304+ views
    Winston Salem Journal ^ | June 25, 2004 | Associated Press
    THE ASSOCIATED PRESS BERLIN A genetic mutation made a Berlin 5-year-old extra strong, but the German doctor who has been studying the boy since just after his birth says he's just a regular child. The boy doesn't stand out among his peers on the playground, but when he puts his mind to it, he can perform unusual feats of strength, said Dr. Markus Schuelke. "He's a normal boy - you don't see it, you wouldn't recognize him" out of a crowd, Schuelke said. "He can just lift heavy things." Schuelke started studying the super-strong boy after he was brought to...
  • Three-Eyed, Double-Mouthed Calf In Good Health Newborn's Extra Parts Reportedly Work

    04/21/2004 10:18:54 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 66 replies · 272+ views
    Associated Press ^ | UPDATED: 12:20 p.m. EDT April 21, 2004 | Not Provided
    GRAND SALINE, Texas -- A calf born in an east Texas town, about 60 miles east of Dallas, is thriving despite its two mouths and three eyes. According to owner Virginia Hale, the light red female calf "Unique" was born in a pasture on April 12. Hale said the 57-pound calf is friendly, likes to drink milk from its mother and enjoys lapping up water by using both tongues. The animal's extra mouth is on the lower left side of her face and her third eye, which blinks, is above the extra mouth. Hale took Unique to a veterinarian Monday...