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  • Artificial 'brain in a dish' created in a world first: could shed light on Alzheimer's

    04/27/2017 7:40:30 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 29 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 14:52 EDT, 26 April 2017 | Victoria Allen Science Correspondent
    Scientists have grown the first working 'mini-brains' in a dish which could provide future treatments for autism and epilepsy. The lab-grown organs have their own brain cells, formed into circuits similar to those of a two-month-old baby in the womb. Described as 'thrilling science', it is the first time a human forebrain has been seen in action outside the body. Scientists hope to use the mini-brains to watch in real time the triggers for epilepsy, when brain cells become hyperactive, and autism, where they are thought to form bad connections. It could pave the way for drugs to treat these...
  • There is a Fountain Filled with Blood

    04/27/2017 7:17:57 AM PDT · by Revski · 1 replies
    Revski Youtube video's ^ | 4/27/2017 | Revski
    There is a Fountain Filled with Blood, is song A-Capella the second day after cataract sugary that was so wonderful, I can see so very well. Thanks for watching.
  • Tale of the Tapes ("13 reasons Why" review)

    04/27/2017 6:37:58 AM PDT · by outofsalt · 1 replies
    World Magazine ^ | 04/29/2017 | Megan Basham
    "If you’re over the age of 30, you may never have heard of 13 Reasons Why, a best-selling young adult novel that Netflix has adapted into a hit series. But chances are just about every teenager you know has. In the course of one week, four parents of adolescents called or emailed to ask me (the author) about the drama that premiered on March 31, saying their kids and all their kids’ friends are buzzing about it."
  • Teacher, LGBT Partner Are ‘Anti-Christian Bigots’ for Banning Cross Necklaces

    04/25/2017 5:41:22 AM PDT · by simpson96 · 39 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 4/24/2017 | Leah Jessen
    A lesbian teacher in Tampa, Florida, allegedly told at least three of her students to take off the cross necklaces they were wearing while in her ninth-grade classroom. Lora Jane Riedas, a math teacher at Riverview High School, has apparently promoted an LGBT agenda in her school. She even displayed political-activist material in the classroom, including a button that says, “I love my LGBT students.” “At the beginning of the semester, Ms. Riedas placed LGBT rainbow stickers on students’ classroom folders without their consent, which were there one day when the students arrived,” (snip) The teacher and her partner are...
  • Rival Cult Group Machets One to Death in Delta

    04/24/2017 1:46:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Daily Post (Nigeria) ^ | April 24, 2017 | Matthew Omonigho
    In what appears to be a revenge mission, a rival cult group, in the early hours of today, launched a retaliatory attack over the death of one of their members, Kevwe Ikolo. Ikolo was allegedly murdered at his residence barely a month ago. Early Monday morning, suspected members of the Vikings confraternity stormed the home of a member of Aiye Confraternity at Ekiagbon Quarters and allegedly macheted one Emmanuel Misiate to death in his apartment. DAILY POST learnt that Misiate had survived a similar attack in the past. ‎This time, it was gathered that the Vikings, allegedly led by one...
  • Vanity: Knights of Columbus -Who are they? What are the? Comments please!

    04/21/2017 9:33:56 AM PDT · by hillarynot · 83 replies
    I'm giving a talk in early June to a group on the topic of the Knights of Columbus, Who are they? What are they? What have they done for our community in the past; what can they do for our community in the future? What are public perceptions of the Knights of Columbus? I'll also cover some very interesting history of the local Council which has been around for nearly 120 years. I suspect there are members of the Knights of Columbus who don't really know the answers to these questions. I'm interested in what non-members of the public think,...
  • Stained Glass Windows from Two Churches

    The church window of the Original Congregational Church of Wrentham, done to Handel's "Hallelujah Chorus" from the Messiah. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRmDO-qt8z4&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCqRlBa-eUkRBSnoioKOtXQk&index=22 ******* Multiple church windows of the Trinity Episcopal Church in Wrentham, done to Riu, Riu Chiu. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGJk5cSqfBg&index=1&list=PLYTtL1FB2XCqRlBa-eUkRBSnoioKOtXQk
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jewish passenger delays flight for more than an hour because he wanted the TV.....

    04/21/2017 7:21:55 AM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 21, 2017 | Sadie Whitelocks for MailOnline
    FULL TITLE: Ultra-Orthodox Jewish passenger delays flight for more than an hour because he wanted the TV screens switched off A flight from Kiev to Israel was delayed for more than an hour on Thursday night after an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man insisted the overhead television screens were retracted or turned off. In keeping with traditional religious teachings and practices, the passenger argued that he did not want his children to watch any TV or films during the flight with budget Israeli airline UP. Despite his verbal protest, flight attendants were unable to adhere to the man's request and they issued...
  • Kim Kardashian transforms into the Virgin Mary for new Kimoji [tr]

    04/21/2017 6:32:22 AM PDT · by C19fan · 9 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 20, 2017 | Staff
    Kim Kardashian has angered fans by transforming herself into the Virgin Mary for a new Kimoji. The 36-year-old reality star unveiled the image on her Kimoji Instagram page on Thursday and her fans wasted no time in expressing their displeasure at the new emoji which they called 'disrespectful'. Making matters worse, the colorful image is animated so it blurs in a psychedelic fashion, in honor of 420 - also known as Weed Day.
  • Ultra-Orthodox Jewish passenger delays flight for more than an hour because he wanted [tr]

    04/21/2017 6:29:24 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 21, 2017 | Sadie Whitelocks
    flight from Kiev to Israel was delayed for more than an hour on Thursday night after an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man insisted the overhead television screens were retracted or turned off. In keeping with traditional religious teachings and practices, the passenger argued that he did not want his children to watch any TV or films during the flight with budget Israeli airline UP. Despite his verbal protest, flight attendants were unable to adhere to the man's request and they issued eye masks instead.
  • Report: Aaron Hernandez Had “John 3:16” Written on His Forehead

    04/19/2017 2:35:33 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 57 replies
    NBC Sports ^ | April 19, 2017 | Mike Florio
    More details are emerging regarding the death of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, and they’re troubling. Via WBZ-TV, the phrase “John 3:16” was written on Hernandez’s forehead, and red marker was on his hands and feet. “John 3:16” is a popular Biblical verse, the 16th verse of the third chapter of the Gospel According to John: “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
  • Muslim wins match, refuses to shake female ref's hand

    04/19/2017 2:30:38 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    Snooker World Championships ^ | 19 April 2017 | Oshkalaboomboom
    46-year-old Rory McLeod just pulled off one of the great upsets in Crucible history when he knocked off world #4 and tournament favorite Judd Trump in the first round of the World Snooker Championship. Mcleod, who converted to Islam in 2000, refused to shake the female referee's hand at the start and end of his match. Snooker has a host of traditions and is very big on sportsmanship but the politically correct announcers completely ignored McLeod's slight.
  • We have become stewards of the planet and all life on it... let's not mess it up

    04/19/2017 9:19:49 AM PDT · by John Conlin · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 4/19/17 | John Conlin
    Over the past few hundred years we, the human race, have experienced an unparalleled explosion of knowledge. Although our advances due to swarm intelligence have been growing since the beginning of life on the planet, during the recent past knowledge of the natural world has increased exponentially. The start of this rapid increase in the growth of knowledge can traced to the Scientific Revolution. It was the spark which ignited a complete redefinition of the natural world and how we interacted with it; the ignition of a never-ending search for reality and truth. It was a paradigm shift in the...
  • Robert Duvall-Wings of a Dove (audio) [and more]

    04/18/2017 5:52:18 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 13 replies
    Wings of a Dove Don't know why, but this has been on my mind today.Thought I would share it
  • A Very Klingon Passover — Starting With The 4 Questions

    04/17/2017 10:26:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    The Forward ^ | April 11, 2017 | Dan Friedman
    Michael Burstein kindly provided the Four Questions in Klingon to those of his readers in the Federation of Planets celebrating Pesach (Passover). The Four Questions In Klingon qatlh pImlaw’ ramvam rammey latlh je? qaStaHvIS Hoch rammey “Hametz” “Matza” je DISop, ‘ach qaStaHvIS ramvam’e’, “Matza” neH wISop. qaStaHvIS Hoch rammey, Hoch tI wISop, ‘ach qaStaHvIS ramvam’e’, tI wIb neH wISop. qaStaHvIS Hoch rammey, paghlogh taSDaq vay’ wIlan, ‘ach qaStaHvIS ramvam’e’, cha’logh vay’ wIlan. qaStaHvIS Hoch rammey, maSopDI’, maQot qoj maba’, ‘ach qaStaHvIS ramvam’e’, maQotba’ Hochma’. For those wondering whether Klingon Seders include four cups of Gagh, I did some homework. And,...
  • I hope you are having a Blessed Easter!

    04/16/2017 8:07:02 PM PDT · by Paul R. · 21 replies
    4/16/2017 | Me
    There are not many FReepers saying to one another today: "Have a Blessed Easter" So, to All: I hope you had and are having a Blessed Easter!
  • A Story of Easter Redemption in Buffalo

    04/16/2017 7:52:51 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    WKBW ^ | Apr 14, 2017 | Justin Moore
    Two True Bethel Baptist Church ministers were inside the Dollar General on East Ferry when a young man stole some trail mix and a soda. The two men, Elder Cambridge Boyd and Rayshawn Smalos then jumped into action, literally. They got back in the church van, chased the man, while capturing it all on Facebook Live (https://www.facebook.com/sir.cambridge.boyd/videos/10154410477933456/?pnref=story). The two ministers eventually caught up with the suspected thief and convinced him to take the items back to the store. "We made sure he took it back and apologize. We also gave some money so he can get him something to eat,"...
  • Happy Easter - Sandi Patty-Was It A Morning Like This

    04/16/2017 7:37:15 PM PDT · by mountn man · 8 replies
    Youtube ^ | Sandi Patty
    One of the most remarkable voices ever. Singing a wonderful Easter song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GpIC0d_3bWo
  • Proverb A Day, Proverb 16 [Prayer and Meditation]

    04/16/2017 6:06:18 PM PDT · by OneVike · 4 replies
    Bible NKJV ^ | 900 BC | Solomon
    Proverb 16 (NKJV) Wisdom Is Better Than Gold 01 The preparations of the heart belong to man, 00 But the answer of the tongue is from the LORD. 02 All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes, 00 But the LORD weighs the spirits. 03 Commit your works to the LORD, 00 And your thoughts will be established. 04 The LORD has made all for Himself, 00 Yes, even the wicked for the day of doom. 05 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; 00 Though they join forces, none will go...
  • How are you celebrating Easter?

    04/16/2017 4:31:16 PM PDT · by MNDude · 39 replies
    Happy Easter Freepers. How have you been spending this Easter and Holy Week this year?