Posts tagged humans
is this going to kick off a new space race?
The Shenzhou-10, with three crew members, is aiming for a primary launch window in June, Niu Hongguang, deputy commander-in-chief of the manned space program, told China National Radio in an interview Friday.
He said one of the three astronauts would likely be a woman. China has also said it was working towards landing a man on the moon, but did not specify a time-frame.
With voter approval of two ballot initiatives in Colorado and Washington for the legalization of marijuana, the two states have taken the unprecedented step of directly challenging the drug’s over 40-year federal ban. The success of the measures have drawn national attention, and represents a major victory for the marijuana legalization movement.
Stained sections of lung tissue from the Flickr set ‘Pulmonary Pathology’ by Yale Rosen: (1) nests of neuroendocrine tumor cells; (2) ‘foci of benign-appearing spindle-shaped and oval cells’ (3) acid-fast stain of an infection by Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare, a relative of tuberculosis.
personally, i am normally pretty grossed out by biology, but these samples are striking.
“A Colorado mountain community rallied around a dying child with leukemia only to find out the whole thing was a hoax, and the woman who made up the story probably won’t face any charges. So many people fell for the story and tried to help the little boy who didn’t even exist.” — CBS News
Though many are outraged by the woman who made up the boy’s story, but the fact is that lying about having a disease isn’t a crime.
She received no monetary benefits, and though people were hurt and betrayed now laws were broken. The Supreme Court actually defends our right to lie! Even about service in the military and medals won!
(via i fucking love science on facebook)
We can dream.
holy crap. if there was a Chief Science Officer in the executive branch, it would be a battle royale (with cheese)
if you decide to move out of the country after the election results are finalized, make sure you prepare. i accidentally emigrated to Canada once, true story. Remind me to tell you about it some time.
Despite threats to move to Canada during each election season, the reality is more complicated than many think.And although many Americans happily relocate — often for reasons unrelated to politics — their new reality is not necessarily as idyllic as some may hope. Canada, after all, has problems, too.
With a valid passport, just about any American can visit Canada for up to six months. But showing up at the border with a U-Haul full of belongings is a sure way to get turned back at the border (seriously, i’ve done it).
Most immigrants come because of a job offer or because they’re marrying a Canadian, Cohen said. Other routes to permanent residency include proving your economic worth to the country, investing a significant amount of money, starting a business, or completing a graduate degree at a Canadian university.
in case you missed it…
Join Trace as he calls out the fake photos of Hurricane Sandy, gets creeped out by a ghost nebula and finally explains how the giant moai statues were moved around on Easter Island!
the elephants must have had a meeting after that whale from last week. they couldn’t let themselves be one-upped.
An Asian elephant male named Koshik can imitate human speech, speaking words in Korean that others who know the language can understand.
The elephant’s vocabulary at present consists of five words: annyong (hello), anja (sit down), aniya (no), nuo (lie down), and choah (good).
annyong reminds me of arrested development.
As someone who occasionally enjoys a breakfast sandwich from our favorite faux-irish fast food hawker… Can One Drive-Through Breakfast Be That Bad? It turns out it can. In fact, just one Egg McMuffin-style fast food meal can hurt your arteries’ ability to increase blood flow under stress, researchers said in a new study.