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Dec 10, 2019

After Transplant Procedure, Man’s Semen Contains Only Donor’s DNA

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, futurism

Chris Long is an IT worker in the Washoe County Sheriff’s Department in Reno, Nevada. But all the DNA in his semen belongs to a German man he’s never met.

That’s because Long received a bone marrow transplant from the European stranger four years ago — and the unexpected impact it has had on his biology could affect the future of forensic science.

According to a newly published New York Times story, the purpose of the transplant was to treat Long’s acute myeloid leukemia, a type of cancer that prevents the body from producing blood normally.

Dec 10, 2019

Dinosaur tail found preserved in amber

Posted by in category: biological

The tail of a feathered dinosaur has been found perfectly preserved in amber from Myanmar.

The one-of-a-kind discovery helps put flesh on the bones of these extinct creatures, opening a new window on the biology of a group that dominated Earth for more than 160 million years.

Examination of the specimen suggests the tail was chestnut brown on top and white on its underside.

Dec 10, 2019

Mysterious lights hovering over Mesa skies puzzle residents

Posted by in category: futurism

MESA, AZ — Mysterious lights hovering above the east Valley have many wondering if we’ve had a close encounter.

“It was pretty bright, it was about straight up over here, and it went straight that way, stopped, and it didn’t seem like it was too far,” said DJ Maier and Kerri Burnett, describing what they saw.

The couple says they spotted the phenomenon outside their Mesa home on Sunday around nine that night.

Dec 10, 2019

Red Angel

Posted by in categories: space, time travel


The Red Angel was an entity sought by both Starfleet and Section 31 in relation to a series of mysterious red bursts that occurred in the late 2250s. The crew of the USS Discovery adopted the term “Red Angel” from Spock, who had encountered her during his youth. ( DIS : “ Point of Light ”, ” An Obol for Charon ”)

While Starfleet could not link its appearance to any known winged or avian lifeforms in the Federation, it became gradually clear that the Red Angel was a time traveler operating a suit developed under the Daedalus Project by Section 31. It was ultimately discovered that the Angel was in fact two separate entities wearing different time-travel suits, and their identities were later determined to be Gabrielle Burnham and a future version of her daughter Michael. The former had attempted to prevent Control from taking over the galaxy, while the latter set the red bursts in order to guide Discovery’s mission in a way conducive to defeating Control. ( DIS : ” An Obol for Charon ”, ” The Red Angel ”, ” Such Sweet Sorrow, Part 2 ”)

Dec 10, 2019

Mystery of why magic mushrooms go blue solved

Posted by in category: futurism

Exactly why magic mushrooms go blue when cut was something of a chemical puzzle.

Why do magic mushrooms turn blue when they are cut? Chemists have now unravelled this decade-old mystery, in the process revealing that the dark blue pigments at the centre of the mystery are similar to indigo, the dye used to produce blue jeans.

Dec 10, 2019

Man who had transplant finds out months later his DNA has changed to that of donor 5,000 miles away

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Chris Long’s sheriff’s office colleagues have been using him as a human guinea pig, writes Heather Murphy.

Dec 10, 2019

First Pig-Monkey Chimeras Were Just Created in China

Posted by in category: futurism

What’s got the body of a piglet and cells from a monkey? This pig-monkey chimera.

Dec 10, 2019

Our Bodies Age in Three Distinct Shifts, According to More Than 4,000 Blood Tests

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension, neuroscience

In terms of biological ageing, the body seems to shift gears three times during our lifespans, new research suggests – with 34 years, 60 years and 78 years the key thresholds.

In other words, we now have evidence that ageing isn’t one long, continuous process that moves at the same speed throughout our lives.

The findings might help us understand more about how our bodies start to break down as we get older, and how specific age-related diseases – including Alzheimer’s or cardiovascular disease – could be better tackled.

Dec 10, 2019

The Singularity with Michio Kaku and Ray Kurzweil

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, Ray Kurzweil, robotics/AI, singularity

Recently world-renowned theoretical physicist, Doctor Michio Kaku, sat down for an interview with world-renowned artificial intelligence Doctor Ray Kurzweil, to talk about The Singularity; who is at the forefront of artificial intelligence and robotics.

The two geniuses talked about how soon computer intelligence will soon surpass us and the possible outcomes of this.

Dec 10, 2019

Indian-origin scientist finds dead probiotic that can fix leaky gut

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, life extension

A team led by an Indian-origin scientist, Hariom Yadav, has identified a dead probiotic that can reduce age-related leaky gut and control harmful, ageing-related inflammation. Leaky gut, in which microbes and bacteria in the gut leak into the blood stream, causes an increase in low-grade inflammation, and these conditions are common in older people.