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  • Jill Stein requests Wisconsin recount, alleging hackers filed bogus absentee ballots

    11/27/2016 3:37:39 PM PST · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 141 replies
    Guardian ^ | 11-25-16 | Amanda Holpuch and Jon Swaine
    Jill Stein has requested a full recount of the presidential election in Wisconsin, alleging that foreign hackers could have skewed the result by obtaining the state’s voter database and then filing bogus absentee ballots.
  • Human head transplant doctor will use VR to prepare patients for new body

    11/22/2016 7:19:41 PM PST · by PROCON · 42 replies ^ | Nov. 22, 2016 | Rob Thubron
    You may have heard about the Italian Neurosurgeon, Sergio Canavero, who plans to carry out the world’s first human head transplant next year. Having secured a volunteer for the operation, the professor has just unveiled a virtual reality system that will hopefully “prepare patients for life in a new body,” an experience that could cause unexpected psychological reactions. Professor Canavero is determined to perform the operation in 2017 on wheelchair user Valery Spiridonov, who runs an educational software company in Russia and suffers from the muscle-wasting Werdnig-Hoffman disease. Assuming the complex transplant take place, Spiridonov will have his head nearly...
  • The Transylvania Mania

    10/31/2016 3:39:57 PM PDT · by TBP · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 2007 | Mel Brooks
    Happy Halloween! I thought you might enjoy this number from the 2007 musical "Young Frankenstein" (based on the 1974 movie.)
  • Scientists talk privately about Creating a Synthetic Human Genome

    05/13/2016 8:45:13 PM PDT · by plain talk · 42 replies
    NY Times ^ | May 13, 2016 | Andrew Pollack
    Scientists are now contemplating the fabrication of a human genome, meaning they would use chemicals to manufacture all the DNA contained in human chromosomes.
  • SHOCK: Scientists Grow Human Embryos for 14 Days So They Can Conduct Experiments on Them

    05/04/2016 5:30:12 PM PDT · by Morgana · 22 replies ^ | May 4, 2016 | Steven Ertelt
    A shocking new report indicates scientists have found a way for human embryos to live outside the womb for 14 days, which is a record, so they can be experimented on for a longer period of time. Leading pro-life advocates are outraged that scientists would specifically create unique human beings to purposefully experiment on and later destroy just for research. They are worried scientists will continue creating more unborn human people who will be subjected to research for a longer duration of their embryonic life. In a piece made public today, commentators Insoo Hyun, Amy Wilkerson, and Josephine Johnston encourage...
  • Wendy Davis keynote speaker at N. Carolina abortion-rights events fundraiser

    08/26/2015 9:50:51 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Fort Worth Business ^ | August 25, 2015
    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) – Wendy Davis, the former Texas state senator whose 2013 filibuster against an abortion bill vaulted her to national prominence, is in North Carolina raising money for a political group affiliated with Planned Parenthood. Davis, a Fort Worth Democrat who ran unsuccessfully for governor last year, is delivering the keynote address at three fundraisers this week, with two slated Wednesday in Greensboro and Charlotte.
  • Scientists edit genes to produce artificial sperm capable of creating army of half-cloned mice

    07/16/2015 5:49:56 AM PDT · by massmike · 14 replies ^ | 07/16/2015 | Stephen Chen
    Scientists in mainland China have successfully mass produced high-quality artificial sperm for the first time. "Our man-made sperms cells can be used to generate an army of half-cloned mice with ease and efficiency. These half-cloned mice will fight on the frontline in battles against cancer and other genetic health issues,” said professor Li Jinsong, lead scientist on the project with the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Shanghai Institute for Biological Sciences. Man-made sperm have been produced by scientists in labs around the world for years,but the quality of these sperm was a problem. For instance, only about 2 per cent of...
  • The Anti-Science Left

    06/17/2015 4:21:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | June 17, 2015 | John Stossel
    This year is the 10th anniversary of a book called "The Republican War on Science." I could just as easily write a book called "The Democratic War on Science." The conflict conservatives have with science is mostly caused by religion. Some religious conservatives reject evolution, and some oppose stem cell research. But neither belief has a big impact on our day-to-day lives. Species continue to evolve regardless of what conservatives believe, and if conservatives ban government funding of stem cell research, private investors will continue the work. By contrast, the left's bad ideas about science do more harm. Many on...
  • Surgery’s Far Frontier: Head Transplants

    06/05/2015 10:17:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | June 5, 2015 | SHIRLEY S. WANG
    Surgery’s Far Frontier: Head Transplants Chinese doctor is doing head transplants in mice, in a sign of China’s focus on scientific research By SHIRLEY S. WANG June 5, 2015 HARBIN, China—Xiaoping Ren stood up after 10 hours hunched over an operating table and looked proudly at his patient, a small black mouse with a new brown head. When he took a ventilator off the tiny creature’s throat, the head began breathing spontaneously with its new body. An hour later, the body twitched, and, a few hours after that, the mouse opened its eyes, Dr. Ren recalls.
  • Hydroponic or “Frankenstein” Tomatoes?

    05/15/2015 8:42:33 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Could it be possible that large manufacturers of chemicals have encouraged and promoted hydroponic and hybrid agriculture in order to maintain sales and profit margins? Hydroponic tomatoes have finally arrived in Romania. A video from Antena 3 entitled,“Pofta Buna la Otrava,” (Good Appetite for Poison), describes how an entrepreneur from Reghin, Mures County, has grown last year nine huge tomato plants per square meter, the size of “tropical arbors.” The plants grew out of a special bed without soil. The seeds were treated with a special fungicide designed to resist disease, grew roots in a bed of cotton and other...
  • Kerry: Congress Can Vote As Long As It Doesn’t Interfere with Obama’s Deal (Video)

    04/09/2015 8:30:05 AM PDT · by blueyon · 44 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 4/08/15 | by Pam Key
    Wednesday on PBS “NewsHour,” Secretary of State John Kerry articulated the administration’s new position on Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) bill demanding Congress get a vote on the merits of President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran, in light of prominent Democrat Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) supporting the bill this week. Making it clear the bill can not “interfere” with the president’s deal, Kerry said “if it’s changed and adjusted and reflects the respect for the Constitution and the president’s prerogatives,” then Congress can vote.
  • LIVE: Obama on Iran nuclear talks

    04/02/2015 11:43:28 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 36 replies ^ | 04/02/2015
  • The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead

    03/18/2015 9:53:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    IO9 ^ | March 18, 2015 | Lauren Davis
    The Scientist Who Wanted To Bring A Death Row Inmate Back From The Dead Dr. Robert E. Cornish is probably best known for his 1930s revivification experiments with dogs, in which he claimed to bring dogs back from clinical death. He wanted to try a similar procedure on humans — and when a death row inmate volunteered, Cornish petitioned the state of California to let him play re-animator. Cornish's dog experiments would make most dog lovers cringe. Cornish would suffocate the dogs until they were clinically dead, and then he would place the bodies on a teeter board, rocking the...
  • UK votes to allow world’s first ‘three-parent’ babies

    02/03/2015 4:09:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02/03/2015 | [das/rc (AP/Reuters)]
    Great Britain has voted to allow the world’s first “three-parent” in vitro fertilization. The new technique uses the DNA of three people to prevent mothers from passing mitochondrial diseases on to their baby. The new treatment that was allowed by the British Parliament on Tuesday is known as “three-parent” in vitro fertilization (IVF) because the babies, born from genetically modified embryos, would have DNA from a mother, a father and from a female donor. In Britain’s House of Commons on Tuesday, health minister Jane Ellison started the debate on mitochondrial donation by urging support for this change. “This is a...
  • Kerry announces planned Paris trip, says criticism for missing march 'quibbling'

    01/12/2015 5:25:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Fox ^ | January 12, 2015
    Secretary of State John Kerry called criticism that no top U.S. officials attended Sunday's massive march against terrorism in Paris "quibbling" Monday, even as he announced a trip to the French capital later this week for talks on countering Islamist violence. Kerry announced his plans at a press conference in the Indian city of Ahmedabad, where he had made a long-scheduled appearance at an international investment conference Sunday ahead of President Barack Obama's planned visit to that country later this month. "I would have personally very much wanted to have been [in Paris]," Kerry said, "but couldn't do so because...
  • Human fetus cells injected into baby mice to create ‘supermouse’

    12/05/2014 11:30:11 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 30 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:20AM GMT 04 Dec 2014 | Sarah Knapton
    The cells from a human fetus have been injected into baby mice to create animals which have brains that are half human. Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical said it was like “ramping up the power” of the mouse brain, because human cells are so much more advanced. They found that mice with the human brain cells had memories that were four times better than their siblings who did not have the injections. […] The team created the hybrid mice by injecting “glial” cells from donated human fetuses—left over from IVF—into mouse pups. Glial cells provide support and protection...
  • Frankenstein Science: Head Transplants Are Now Possible?

    08/18/2014 3:25:03 PM PDT · by NYer · 33 replies
    Seasons of Grace ^ | August 18, 2014 | Kathy Schiffer
    “Potentially unethical.” That’s how one expert described an Italian scientist’s plan to perform a “head transplant” by severing two heads at the same time, then cooling and flushing out the ‘recipient’ head before attaching it to its new body with polymer glue.That is “POTENTIALLY unethical?” Making one person out of two, and throwing away the unused halves, is only “potentially” unethical?Shock and awe.* * * * *Neuroscientist Sergio Canavero is undeterred by criticism, however. Canavero now reports that it’s possible to merge bone marrow, surgically cut with an ultra-sharp knife, when fusing one person’s head onto another person’s spine. The...
  • Brain implants could boost work—and pay

    04/22/2014 11:38:00 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:38AM BST 22 Apr 2014 | (Telegraph Staff)
    Humans who opt to have technological implants will become society’s biggest earners and the average working week could rise by a third to 50.5 hours, according to futurologists. Thirty years from now it may be necessary for human workers to receive implants providing “additional processing power for our brains”, they claimed. …
  • Juarez's "Dr. Frankenstein" Is Breathing New Life Into Unsolved Murders

    02/26/2014 7:15:10 PM PST · by DogByte6RER · 9 replies
    KFOX 14 ^ | Tuesday, February 25 2014 | Stephanie Guadian
    Juarez's 'Dr. Frankenstein' is breathing new life into unsolved murders Just outside of Juarez a group of mothers frustrated by local law enforcement and desperate to find their missing loved ones --- decides to search the outskirts of their neighborhood themselves. They are looking for unmarked graves. And it doesn't take long before fears are realized. The wave of violence that at one time made Juarez the most dangerous city in the world is washing away. But, there are painful reminders: unidentified bodies, unsolved murders and reports of people who have simply disappeared. Marta Rincon’s daughter disappeared five years ago....
  • Human organs 'could be grown in animals within a year'

    06/20/2013 7:05:26 PM PDT · by Bratch · 21 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 20 Jun 2013 | Julian Ryal
    A panel of scientists and legal experts appointed by the government has drawn up a recommendation that will form the basis of new guidelines for Japan's world-leading embryonic research. There is widespread support in Japan for research that has raised red flags in other countries. Scientists plan to introduce a human stem cell into the embryo of an animal – most likely a pig – to create what is termed a "chimeric embryo" that can be implanted into an animal's womb. That will then grow into a perfect human organ, a kidney or even a heart, as the host animal...
  • Is Your Food Being 'Poisoned'?

    06/11/2013 3:59:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 102 replies ^ | June 11, 2013 | Chuck Norris
    The Oxford English Dictionary defines "poison" as "a substance that is capable of causing the illness or death of a living organism when introduced or absorbed." The legal definition of the term is "any product or substance that can harm someone if it is used in the wrong way, by the wrong person, or in the wrong amount." The medical condition of poisoning is even broader: It can be caused by substances that are not even legally required to carry the label "poison." Therefore, can food become poisonous? Of course it can if it is infected, tampered with or altered...
  • Protesters across globe rally against Monsanto - GMO

    05/26/2013 8:26:53 AM PDT · by opentalk · 144 replies
    Associates Press ^ | May 25, 2013
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters rallied in dozens of cities Saturday as part of a global protest against seed giant Monsanto and the genetically modified food it produces, organizers said. Organizers said "March Against Monsanto" protests were held in 52 countries and 436 cities, including Los Angeles where demonstrators waved signs that read "Real Food 4 Real People" and "Label GMOs, It's Our Right to Know."… The U.S. Senate this week overwhelmingly rejected a bill that would allow states to require labeling of genetically modified foods.
  • The Capitol Architect Wanted to Reanimate George Washington’s Dead Body (Zombie President?)

    01/29/2012 10:18:30 AM PST · by DogByte6RER · 42 replies · 3+ views Secret History ^ | Jan 28, 2012 | Lauren Davis
    The Capitol architect wanted to reanimate George Washington’s dead body George Washington may have been America's first president, but was he nearly America's first zombie-in-chief? If William Thornton, physician and designer of the US Capitol, had had his way, Washington's body would have been subjected a scientific experiment designed to bring the deceased former president back to life. In December 1799, 67-year-old George Washington took a ride through the wet winter rain and, shortly afterward, developed a fever and a sore throat. When his condition became so bad that Washington could no longer swallow the concoctions of vinegar, molasses, and...
  • Liberal Frankensteins

    07/01/2011 6:52:18 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 7/1/2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    From Greece to California, the liberal dream is dead.This Fourth of July, what remains is the Founders’ vision of a limited government; the idea of a population united by common values, themes, and ideas; a republican form of checks-and-balances government to prevent demagoguery, factions, and tyranny of the majority; the sanctity and autonomy of the nation-state; and individual freedom and liberty as protected through the Bill of Rights. Everything after and against that has proved a failure. Indeed, what makes this Fourth different from recent celebrations is the ongoing repudiation of almost everything antithetical to the Founders’ views — the...

    10/25/2010 5:04:31 AM PDT · by geraldmcg · 5 replies
    WebToday ^ | 10-25-10 | Rob Roselli
    AlGore? Mother Earth to AlGore. Come in AlGore Guest editorial by Rob Roselli Whatever happened to Frankenstein’s modern assistant AlGore and his global warming/global cooling/climate change minions? As with most everything else with the current Star Wars Bar scene freak show/Ivy League reunion Administration and its enigmatic leader (more on this later) AlGore and his minions have gone into hiding. This is for good reason. That is if the legitimate scientific method is employed to analyze his Magnus opus as I have done in a link on my web site entitled “The Inconvenient Scientific Method”. Not coincidentally, the link is...
  • The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day is alive! It’s ALIVE! IT’S ALIVE!

    10/10/2010 10:14:21 AM PDT · by Artemis Webb · 14 replies ^ | 100810 | Quint
    One of my favorite websites it It's a media fan site geared toward horror, SciFi, anime...that kind of thing. It's also often profane so I always hesitate posting from there. Regardless they have a daily feature titled, aptly enough, "The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day" I love the original Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein so I wanted to post this and share it. I'll post the photo for those who don't want to go to the site.
  • Google Doodle celebrates Mary Shelley's 213th birthday

    08/30/2010 8:50:59 AM PDT · by Beowulf9 | August 30 2010 |
    Google wants you to notice it every time there’s something memorable, worth a look into. Google [U.K.], today has honored Mary Shelley on her 213th Birthday, with a Gothic Wall Doodle. While the wall looked quite spooky in the first look, looking at it closely, I found the 4th picture frame/portrait looking more like Mary Shelley herself [or is it only me?]. Hovering your mouse over the new Google Doodle which show you “Mary Shelley’s 213th Birthday” and clicking on it [usually un-clickable] will take you to “Mary Shelley” search results page. [visit:] About Mary Shelley: She was born...
  • WATCH: Sen. Al Franken Caught Dozing Off During Kagan Statement

    06/28/2010 2:37:07 PM PDT · by i88schwartz · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | June 28, 2010 | RealClearPolitics
    Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) is caught dozing off during Elena Kagan's open statement at her Supreme Court confirmation hearing.

    06/04/2010 2:30:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 174 replies · 1,261+ views
    DiscoveryNews ^ | Fri Jun 4, 2010 | Eric Bland
    In the new movie "Splice," a human-animal hybrid terrorizes people. In real life, scientists argue mixing human and animal cells could save lives.Dren, the half-human, half-animal hybrid set to terrorize Adrien Brody and Sarah Polley in the new movie "Splice," is pure science fiction, but politicians across the country aren't taking any chances. In the last month Ohio and Arizona have both passed laws forbidding research of animal human hybrids. Proponents of the laws fear Dren-like creations and object morally to the combining human and animal cells. But scientists say the research could lead to cure for AIDS, immunize people...
  • Artificial Hype...But Not Life...Created in MSM Laboratory

    05/21/2010 6:58:36 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 15 replies · 454+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | May 21, 2010 | P.J. Gladnick
    IT'S ALIVE!!!Visions of Dr. Frankenstein creating his monster came to mind with the news yesterday that artificial life had been "created" in the laboratory. Unfortunately, for the mainstream media hypemeisters, a scientist has tossed cold water upon that bold assertion. And who was the killjoy scientist raining on the MSM parade hyping this event? Why, it was the scientist, J. Craig Ventner himself, who was being credited in the media for being a latter day Dr. Frankenstein as you can see in this San Diego Union-Tribune report: J. Craig Venter, the La Jolla biologist who played a key role in...
  • 'Artificial Life' Breakthrough Announced By Scientists ["Scientific Landmark"]

    05/20/2010 10:51:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 41 replies · 884+ views
    BBCNews ^ | May 20, 2010
    'Artificial Life' Breakthrough Announced By Scientists Thursday, 20 May 2010 The synthetic cell looks identical to the "wild type" Scientists in the US have succeeded in developing the first synthetic living cell. The researchers constructed a bacterium's "genetic software" and transplanted it into a host cell. The resulting microbe then looked and behaved like the species "dictated" by the synthetic DNA. The advance, published in Science, has been hailed as a scientific landmark, but critics say there are dangers posed by synthetic organisms. The researchers hope eventually to design bacterial cells that will produce medicines and fuels and even absorb...
  • Health care bill is a Frankenstein's monster

    01/19/2010 7:59:49 AM PST · by SmithL · 13 replies · 744+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 1/19/10 | Debra J. Saunders
    President Obama, congressional Democrats and labor leaders cut a sweetheart deal last week. They agreed to create a loophole for a new 40 percent tax on "Cadillac" health care plans. In their holy bid to take care of their own, this new triumvirate agreed to exempt from the excise tax union-bargained health care plans and state and local government employees until 2018. Obamaland's continual deal-cutting to deliver a bill - any bill - surely will kill the beast. Now Big Labor is on board, but the administration has just told the vast majority of American workers (who are not union...
  • The Ethical Dilemma of Human Reproductive Cloning

    09/04/2009 10:33:54 AM PDT · by jxb7076 · 6 replies · 490+ views ^ | JXB7076
    The first so-called “DNA cloning” was performed in 1972 by Molecular Biologist Paul Berg who integrated and expanded a quimeric gene - a mixture of both bacterial and viral origin. Since then, Escherichia Coli (a Gram negative bacterium that is commonly found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded animals; vegetal cloning (largely used in agronomy since the mid-1960s), and animal cloning (from reptiles, fish and amphibian) have been instrumental in paving the way to the successful cloning of mammals since 1986, which cleared the way for human reproductive cloning, leading us to the scientists who vehemently oppose the practice.....
  • What Do Obugger and Brownfinger Have In Common?

    08/07/2009 6:18:20 PM PDT · by bloodmeridian · 3 replies · 282+ views
    Feed Your ADHD ^ | 8/7/2009 | Dr. Dave
    First...we must get the racism out of the way.... Then there would that little trouble with right-wing protesters, and how to deal with them. Then, of course, there is the FINNALL SOLUUUUTIONNN, the reinvention of health care as we know it....
  • World Agenda: Democrats not all smiles as Al Franken enters Senate

    07/07/2009 5:45:47 AM PDT · by discocrico · 71 replies · 3,182+ views
    London Times ^ | 7/7/2009 | Catherine Philp
    The comedian Al Franken will be welcomed by fellow Democrats at a lunch on Capitol Hill today after he has been sworn in as senator, taking the party’s Senate vote bank to the magic threshold of 60. His arrival makes the Democrats the first party in three decades to attain the fabled super majority, allowing them – in theory – to override Republican filibusters and implement their legislative agenda. A week after Mr Franken was declared Senator of Minnesota, however, doubts are growing as to how politically useful a super majority will be when the hard bargaining over controversial issues...
  • Al Franken (D-ACORN) Heads to the Senate

    06/30/2009 5:09:30 PM PDT · by vadum · 18 replies · 956+ views
    Capital Research Center ^ | June 30, 2009 | Matthew Vadum
    After the Minnesota Supreme Court unanimously rejected his lawsuit today, Republican Norm Coleman graciously conceded the bitterly disputed contest over the second U.S. Senate seat for Minnesota. None of this changes the fact that as a senator Al Franken is not legitimate. The election was stolen at the precinct level, during the recount, and during the post-election litigation. Never forget the role that ACORN played in this. As ACORN-aligned Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, a former community organizer, presided over the vote-counting process, Coleman's original lead dwindled. The morning after the election, Coleman led Franken by 725 votes. Over the...
  • Coleman Lead Grows in Recount

    12/17/2008 6:59:39 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 42 replies · 2,043+ views ^ | Dec 16,2008
    Republican Norm Coleman's lead in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race grew slightly today as a special board began refereeing more than a thousand disputed ballots. Coleman led Democrat Al Franken by 264 votes, up from 188, after the five-member state Canvassing Board spent some five hours squinting at piles of ballots trying to figure out exactly what voters intended. Coleman's gain may be deceptive, since the board focused almost entirely on challenges from the Franken campaign that were mostly brought to try to keep a Coleman vote off the board. Coleman added 98 votes to his total and Franken picked up...
  • 5 on the outs in Cabinet shuffle (John Kerry "crushed" over Cabinet snub)

    11/22/2008 5:14:03 PM PST · by Chet 99 · 82 replies · 4,711+ views
    One Democratic operative suggests keeping track of Barack Obama’s cabinet selections with a March Madness-type tournament chart. While no official announcements have been made, a controlled series of leaks have given a good sense of who's still in contention, and which big names have been bounced from the bracket. The new administration still has some major posts to fill, including heads for the departments of Defense, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Labor, and Energy, not to mention the Environmental Protection Agency. But a number of the biggest prizes seem to have already been won, and a handful of serious contenders...
  • Caption Pic of Al Franken today visiting Capital Hill and Harry Reid

    11/19/2008 5:39:57 PM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 38 replies · 1,251+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Nov. 19, 2008
    Minnesota Democratic Senate candidate Al Franken talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid of Nev
  • MPs vote against ban on hybrid embryos - Yikes

    05/19/2008 11:55:24 AM PDT · by mykroar · 6 replies · 134+ views
    Sky News ^ | 051908 | Sky News
    MPs have voted to allow the creation of "frankenstein" embyros for research into tackling diseases. In the first of a series of free votes on the most controversial aspects of the Human Fertility and Embryology Bill, 336 MPs voted against the amendment to ban all use of human-animal embryos. Gordon Brown had encouraged members of all parties to halt the amendment and Tory leader David Cameron also voted against it.
  • What a Frankenstein President Might Be

    02/02/2008 7:25:54 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 11 replies · 95+ views
    AP ^ | 01/31/2008 | RON FOURNIER
    A bit of inspirational vision from Thomas Jefferson. A dose of national supremacy from James Monroe. Theodore Roosevelt's bully pulpit, Ronald Reagan's folksy charm and Bill Clinton's empathy. Add it all up and what have you got? The ultimate president. Of course, there's no such thing as a perfect chief executive, but that doesn't stop Americans from looking for one in the bits and pieces of presidents past. A Frankenstein president might look like this: HONESTY: George Washington didn't chop down the cherry tree, but he was an honorable man. Mason Locke Weems made up the story as a parable...
  • Hearts from cadavers beat anew: study

    01/13/2008 5:01:05 PM PST · by USFRIENDINVICTORIA · 12 replies · 149+ views
    AFP -- on Yahoo News ^ | Sun Jan 13, 2008 | Not Named
    PARIS (AFP) - In experiments that would make Dr. Frankenstein jealous, US scientists have coaxed recycled hearts taken from animal cadavers into beating in the laboratory after reseeding them with live cells, according to a study released Sunday. If extended to humans, the procedure could provide an almost limitless supply of hearts, and possibly other organs, to millions of terminally ill people waiting helplessly for a new lease on life. Approximately 50,000 patients in the United States alone die every year for lack of a donor heart, and some 22 million people worldwide are living with the threat of heart...
  • Airman Builds ‘Frankenstein’s Monster’ Computer

    11/01/2007 4:15:39 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 83+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, USAF
    SOTO CANO AIR BASE, Honduras, Nov. 1, 2007 – In the spirit of Halloween, an airman here built his very own version of “Frankenstein’s monster.” Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Russell, Armed Forces Network Honduras chief engineer, shows off the "Frankenstein computer" he built from spare parts and a shipping box. The computer took about two weeks to build. Photo by Tech. Sgt. Sonny Cohrs, USAF  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Russell, chief engineer for American Forces Network Honduras, is somewhat of a computer guru. When his wife called and said she needed a...
  • Scientists alter sexual orientation in worms

    10/26/2007 5:35:06 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 31 replies · 83+ views ^ | 10/25/2007 | Staff
    The larger worm in the top image is a hermaphrodite -- a worm with male and female organs -- while the worm on the bottom is male. Biologists at the Brain Institute at the University of Utah genetically manipulated the brains of hermaphrodite worms so they were attracted to other worms of the same sex. The study showed sexual orientation is wired in the worms' brains. Credit: Jamie White, University of Utah University of Utah biologists genetically manipulated nematode worms so the animals were attracted to worms of the same sex – part of a study that shows sexual...
  • Sheehan Taken Into Custody in Conyers Office

    07/24/2007 10:06:14 AM PDT · by Kieri · 87 replies · 2,275+ views
    MLive/AP ^ | 07/24/07 | NATASHA T. METZLER
    Peace activist Sheehan taken into custody in Conyers' office 7/24/2007, 8:05 a.m. EDT By NATASHA T. METZLER The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan was arrested at the Capitol for disorderly conduct, shortly after saying she would run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the California Democrat's refusal to try to impeach President Bush. Sheehan on Monday was taken into custody inside Rep. John Conyers' office, where she had spent an hour imploring him to launch impeachment proceedings against Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney. Conyers, D-Mich., chairs the House Judiciary Committee, where any impeachment effort would...
  • British body backs inter-species clones

    06/17/2007 2:22:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 42 replies · 895+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | Sat Jun 16, 07 | Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Making human-animal embryos for scientific experiments should be allowed because of the benefits to science and medicine, British experts said in a report released for Sunday. Such embryos should never, however, be implanted into either a woman or an animal, said the Academy of Medical Sciences. The combinations would include animal eggs and the nucleus, containing the genetic material, of a human being, or human embryos that carry the genetic material of an animal, the independent advisory body said. A cloning technique called somatic cell nuclear transfer, or SCNT for short, involves removing the nucleus from an...
  • Mr. Frankenstein's Creation and Mr. Cho's son - what two monsters share in common.

    04/20/2007 8:12:52 PM PDT · by gobucks · 210+ views
    Gobucks ^ | 20 Apr 07 | Gobucks
    - G. K. Chesterson: The madman is not the man who has lost his reason. The madman is the man who has lost everything except his reason. - The horror this week at Vtech is beyond what is found in monster novels ... but an explanation little talked about regarding 'why' can be found in one novel: Frankenstein. ' "Devil," I exclaimed, "do you dare approach me?" ' ... these are the first words of Mr. Frankenstein when he confronts his creation for the first time. This same creature who he failed to name. The would-be doctor, scientist even, had...
  • Erasmus Darwin (The real source of 'Frankenstein' as well as Evolution)

    02/06/2005 1:39:50 PM PST · by gobucks · 3 replies · 775+ views
    Erasmus Darwin, grandfather of Charles Darwin, was born near Nottingham on December 12, 1731. He was educated at Cambridge and Edinburgh and settled first near Lichfield and later at Derby. A remarkable polymath, he became a best selling poet during the same years that he worked as a country doctor, naturalist, medical botanist, and inventor. Darwin expounded one of the earliest theories of evolution ("all vegetables and animals now living were originally derived from the smallest microscopic ones"), and he described the importance of sexual selection to continuing changes within species ("the final cause of this contest among males seems...
  • Should Women Be Paid for Supplying [Human] Eggs?

    01/21/2007 2:57:34 PM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 27 replies · 564+ views
    Wisconsin State Journal via AP ^ | January 21, 2007 | Malcolm Ritter
    Say you're a woman who wants to have fertility treatment but can't afford the cost, which can total many thousands of dollars. What if you could get the treatment at a substantially reduced rate by agreeing to donate half the eggs you produce for stem-cell research? Interested? British women may get a crack at that deal in a few months, under a plan pursued by Dr. Alison Murdoch of Newcastle University. This concept, which resembles a strategy sometimes used to get eggs for fertility treatment, is just one of several new efforts to boost the supply of human eggs needed...
  • TV programme reveals the REAL Frankensteins[USSR Cold War Science]

    01/19/2007 9:25:00 AM PST · by FLOutdoorsman · 24 replies · 1,709+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 05 Jan 2007 | DAVID LEAFE
    Hidden deep in a Russian forest, and guarded by soldiers with orders to shoot intruders on sight, the medical research laboratories on the outskirts of Moscow were one of the Soviet Union's best-kept secrets. So the carefully-vetted journalists who were allowed past the forbidding perimeter fence on a cold February morning in 1954 were both apprehensive and curious about what lay ahead. Led to a courtyard outside an austere brick building, they waited in the bright winter sunshine to find out why they had been summoned. For a few minutes, only the sound of birdsong and the rustling of leaves...