Friday, October 06, 2006

News Flood - Science

Why Do Humans Kiss?
I don't know exactly, but get me in on those controlled studies. Aw yeah.

Nobel Prizes
Nobel Prizes in my areas of interest, for: RNAi gene silencing and crystal structures of RNA polymerase-II in action.

IgNobel Prizes

Honoring the more, um, esoteric contributions to science, the IgNobels this year honored such projects as determining why woodpeckers don't get headaches and discovering that the best way to treat the hiccups is with a finger up the rectum.

Consequently, I will not be getting hiccups again. Ever.

Northwestern Lab Explosion
Apparently there was an explosion in one of the labs at Northwestern. Two were injured, but not seriously.

I miss all the fun stuff.

Quantum information teleported from light to matter
Hmm . . . quantum data transfer . . .
"Johnson, did you fax me that report?" "I both did and did not fax you the report, sir. We won't know one way or the other until you check the machine."

Weird.

Scientists to make human-rabbit hybrid
Showing that some people have no qualms about playing God, some scientists are set to fuse animal cells to rabbit eggs to get 99.9% human . . . er, embryos. Not sure what specie it will actually be.

Supposedly this is about stem cell breakthroughs. They don't really specify what this will teach them, but hey, anything for science, right?

2 comments:

steve the troll said...

Nobel Prizes in my areas of interest, for: RNAi gene silencing and crystal structures of RNA polymerase-II in action.

The obvious question: where in the bible did God say he wanted genes silenced?

...the best way to treat the hiccups is with a finger up the rectum. Consequently, I will not be getting hiccups again. Ever.

Is that because you always have something in your rectum these days?

steve the troll said...

some people have no qualms about playing God

I would include you on that list, what with your blatant misinterpretation of God's word, and the fact that your research is fundamentally the same as theirs.