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  • Scientists Put a Human Intelligence Gene Into a Monkey. Other Scientists are Concerned

    01/03/2020 10:48:29 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 56 replies
    Discover Mag ^ | 12/29/19 | Teal Burrell
    Scientists adding human brain genes to monkeys — it’s the kind of thing you’d see in a movie like Rise of the Planet of the Apes. But Chinese researchers have done just that, improving the short-term memories of the monkeys in a study published in March in the Chinese journal National Science Review. While some experts downplayed the effects as minor, concerns linger over where the research may lead. The goal of the work, led by geneticist Bing Su of Kunming Institute of Zoology, was to investigate how a gene linked to brain size, MCPH1, might contribute to the evolution...
  • Hibernating astronauts would need smaller spacecraft

    11/18/2019 1:24:56 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 102 replies
    phys.org ^ | November 18, 2019 | European Space Agency
    They took as their reference an existing mission study to send six humans to Mars and back in a five year timescale. The study found the spacecraft mass could be reduced by a third by removing the crew quarters with a similar reduction in consumables, equivalent to several tons of saved mass. Hibernation would take place in small individual pods that would double as cabins while the crew are awake. The assumption was that a drug would be administered to induce "torpor"—the term for the hibernating state. Like hibernating animals, the astronauts would be expected to acquire extra body fat...
  • Scientists put human gene into monkeys to make them smarter, human-like

    04/11/2019 7:21:04 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    www.brecorder.com ^ | April 11, 2019 | Shazma Khan
    Making monkeys more smart and human-like, scientists have used gene-editing to insert human brain gene in a monkey. For the first time, a team of Chinese scientists made use of gene-editing techniques to make monkey brains more human-like. By the end, the monkeys, rhesus macaques, got smarter and had superior memories as compared to the unaltered monkeys. Researchers edited the human version of a gene known as ‘MCPH1’ into the macaques. The gene made the monkeys’ brain develop along a more human-like timeline. The gene-hacked monkeys showed better reaction times and improved short-term memories in comparison to their unaltered peers,...
  • "The Twilight Zone," then and now

    03/31/2019 2:19:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 102 replies
    YouTube ^ | March 31, 2019 | CBS Sunday Morning
    In 1959 Rod Serling's TV series, "The Twilight Zone," made its debut on CBS. Though not a major success at the time, the show that served up horror and science fiction stories as winking tales of contemporary society has taken on legendary status, influencing films and TV ever since. David Pogue looks at how Serling crafted a TV classic with New York Times television critic James Poniewozik, and talks with the writer's daughter, Jodi Serling, about the influence that his hometown, Binghamton, N.Y., had on Serling's allegorical tales. Pogue also talks with Jordan Peele, the writer-comedian behind the Oscar-winning "Get...
  • Roseanne Barr Insists ‘Planet Of The Apes’ Tweet Was About Anti-Semitism

    06/14/2018 1:43:33 PM PDT · by EdnaMode · 31 replies
    Deadline ^ | June 13, 2018 | Greg Evans
    Roseanne Barr says the tweet that got her sitcom Roseanne canceled – the one likening former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett to a Planet of the Apes character – was not only not racist, but was a condemnation of anti-semitism. “Rod Serling wrote Planet of The Apes,” Barr tweeted tonight. “It was about anti-semitism. That is what my tweet referred to – the anti semitism of the Iran deal. Low IQ ppl can think whatever they want.” (The Twilight Zone creator wrote the script for the 1968 film, an adaptation of Pierre Boulle’s 1963 novel). In Barr’s original tweet that prompted...
  • Obama Secretly Tried to Get Banks to Aid Iran, Banks Refused

    06/06/2018 11:51:45 AM PDT · by detective · 30 replies
    Front Page ^ | June 6, 2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    International financial institutions get a lot of heat for terror state ties. But this is a case where Obama Inc. tried to get them to do the wrong thing. While they did the right thing. The Obama administration secretly sought to give Iran access — albeit briefly — to the U.S. financial system by sidestepping sanctions kept in place after the 2015 nuclear deal, despite repeatedly telling Congress and the public it had no plans to do so. Yet another Obama dirty deal with Iran that we're just learning about now. The question is how many more are there? And...
  • White House petition demanding 'Antifa' groups be branded TERRORISTS...[Barf Alert]

    08/22/2017 12:42:22 AM PDT · by familyop · 15 replies
    Daily Mail, London ^ | 21 August 2017 | Dailymail.com Reporter
    It claims that Antifa...has earned the label 'terrorist' for 'due to its violent actions...and their influence in the killings of multiple police officers'...It gives no evidence for either claim... Anti-fascism as a movement has been around for around a century...Since then, Donald Trump has come under fire for quavering about condemning white supremacists, and for equating neo-Nazis with their anti-fascist counter-protesters. If Antifa groups are declared terrorists it will come as a surprise to many, as they do not fit traditional terrorist models.
  • (The Case Against $15 Minimum Wage) Study: Apes Could Make Competent Bartenders

    08/15/2016 3:35:40 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 32 replies
    The Spirits Business ^ | 15 August 2016 | Nicola Carruthers
    Study: Apes Could Make Competent Bartenders An ape in Sweden has demonstrated human-level flavour prediction abilities by memorising cocktail ingredients, according to a recent study. By providing a captive orangutan with its own personal cocktail bar, a group of researchers found that large primates exhibit a type of taste memory thought to be unique to humans. In a new study published in the Animal Cognition journal, researchers at Lund University in Sweden offered Naong, a male orangutan at a Swedish Zoo, three distinct tasting juices – cherry, rhubarb and lemon – as well as cider apple vinegar. Each in a...
  • NASA Funding Magnetic Force Field And Other Projects To Improve Space Exploration

    05/14/2016 10:06:38 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 4 replies
    hngn.com ^ | | May 14, 2016 11:32 AM EDT | Jelani James
    A protective magnetic force field, self-assembling space habitat and a deep sleep chamber. These may seem like concepts straight out of science fiction, but they are quite real and are actually three of eight projects that NASA will be working on in order to improve space exploration. NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts (NIAC) is the agency's annual program that is responsible for funding such concepts. According to NASA, the one thing that all of these concepts have in common is their ability to "change the possible." However, it's not enough to change the possible- they actually have to be technically sound....
  • (Planet of the Apes Goes PC) - 'Sexist' Gorilla Being Kicked Out of Dallas Zoo; Ape To Get Therapy

    09/26/2013 5:04:03 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 25 replies
    NYDN ^ | Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Lee Moran
    'Sexist' gorilla being kicked out of Dallas Zoo Patrick, a 23-year-old Western lowland gorilla who was born in the Bronx Zoo in 1990, has nipped at female apes he was to mate with and even bit one, and has belittled others. Patrick will be transferred to the Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens in Columbia, S.C. A "sexist" male gorilla at Dallas Zoo is being evicted and sent for therapy after he bit one female companion and belittled others. Patrick — a 430-pound Western lowland born at New York's Bronx Zoo in 1990 — will be moved to Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens...
  • "Planet of the Apes" ... Advocacy Group to Name Captive Chimp as Plaintiff in Historic Case

    07/17/2013 7:18:39 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 14, 2013 | Chris Berdik
    Should chimpanzees have legal rights? The ‘animal personhood’ movement believes dolphins, great apes, and elephants deserve to be able to sue — and now it has a plaintiff. Somewhere in America—its lawyers won’t say where—a chimpanzee is about to have its day in court. In the next few months, an animal advocacy group called the Nonhuman Rights Project plans to file a case on behalf of its first animal client. It has already chosen the plaintiff, a captive chimp, on whose behalf it plans to file a writ of habeas corpus and ask a state court judge to grant the...
  • (Commie-Soviet Mad Science) The Man Who Tried to Make Human-Ape Hybrids

    06/14/2013 8:37:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 22 replies
    IO9 ^ | June 14, 2013 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    The man who tried to make human-ape hybrids Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov was a gifted scientist, a dedicated conservationist, and a practical, grounded man who expanded everyone's understanding of animal husbandry. He also, for years, tried to make human-ape hybrids. The post-revolution USSR was a nation that wanted to wholly embrace new technology and progressive science while reinforcing traditional nationalistic pride. It's no wonder that Ilya Ivanovic Ivanov fit right in. He was a biologist who wanted to split his talents evenly between innovation and preservation. Ivanov got a lot of Soviet and international support because he'd been doing useful work...
  • Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4 MIL - they were 'profiled for having hairy legs'

    08/02/2012 7:39:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 2 August 2012 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Female G20 protestors sue Toronto police for $1.4MILLION after they were 'profiled for having hairy legs' A group of women is suing the Toronto police, saying they were profiled and arrested for having hairy legs during the G20 summit in 2010. The women are part of a $1.4 million lawsuit filed by seven friends, men and women, who were locked up during the protests against the gathering of world leaders. The lawyer for the friends, who had traveled to Toronto from their hometown to take part in the demonstrations, said police use of 'hairy legs' as a cause for detention...
  • (Zombie Apes?!? Banana Bath Salts?!?) Adult Chimpanzee Fatally Mauls Baby Chimp at LA Zoo

    06/27/2012 9:29:21 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 28 replies
    NBC 4 Los Angeles ^ | Wednesday, Jun 27, 2012 | Beverly White and Sam
    Adult Chimpanzee Fatally Mauls Baby Chimp at LA Zoo The unnamed infant was born March 6 to Gracie, who is being allowed to keep the infant overnight to grieve, zoo officials said. The first chimpanzee baby born at the LA Zoo in 13 years was mauled to death Tuesday by an adult chimp in front of a crowd of visitors, including children, zoo officials said. The unnamed infant was born March 6 to Gracie, who is being allowed to keep the infant overnight to grieve, zoo officials said. When the adult male chimp began attacking the infant, zoo staff were...
  • (D@mn Dirty Apes!) Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors

    05/17/2012 7:27:36 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 33 replies
    Live Science ^ | 17 May 2012 | Charles Choi,
    Deceptive Chimp Hides Ammo, Blasts Unsuspecting Zoo Visitors - (Santino just 1 second before the throw.) A chimp that creates hiding places for rocks he throws at zoo visitors reveals for the first time that humanity's closest living relatives can plan to deceive, researchers say. These findings could shed light on the evolution of higher mental functions such as planning, investigators added. The chimpanzee known as Santino is the dominant male of his group at Furuvik Zoo in Sweden. Intriguingly, past research showed the ape calmly gathered stones from his enclosure's moat and pieces of concrete he pulled off an...
  • 10 Weapons That Animals Use

    04/19/2012 7:34:25 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 18 replies
    IO9 ^ | Mar 9, 2012 | Esther Inglis-Arkell
    10 Weapons That Animals Use We've come a long way from thinking that what separates us from the animals is, say, using a rock to bash in the skull of our competitors. It turns out that there are a lot of creatures out that that re-purpose tools to make their personal world better and someone else's world a lot worse. Take a look at the world's craziest and most intimidating weapons wielded by animals. 10. The Herring Gull's Bread This bird has learned how to use bread to construct a trap. Herring gulls live in large colonies in the urban...
  • 'Planet of the Apes' rises again

    08/05/2011 9:45:20 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 82 replies
    Newsday ^ | July 29, 2011 | Lewis Beale
    They're not just talking apes -- they're metaphors. Of science run amok, an underclass shrugging off its chains, and how humans treat beings that are lower on the evolutionary scale.
  • NRA endorses Pomeroy in US House race (Democrat incumbent in ND)

    10/07/2010 8:30:58 AM PDT · by Frantzie · 50 replies
    Forum Newspaper (Fargo, ND) ^ | 10-7-2010 | Forum Staff
    The National Rifle Association’s political action committee has endorsed Democratic incumbent Earl Pomeroy in North Dakota’s U.S. House race. Both Pomeroy and Republican challenger Rick Berg received “A” grades in the NRA-PAC’s election assessment, which is based on candidates’ records and answers to a questionnaire.
  • Taliban Training Killer Monkeys to Shoot Americans

    07/10/2010 2:42:48 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 61 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Friday, July 9, 2010, 3:48 PM | Jim Hoft
    Allahu Akbar! The Taliban is reportedly training monkeys to shoot American soldiers.Dallas Blog reported: If President Barack Obama withdraws from the war in Afghanistan, he would be the first commander-in-chief in American history to surrender to an army of monkeys; and we’re not talking about fighting the ‘Planet of the Apes.’ The Taliban in Afghanistan has just gotten into the ‘monkey business’ of training primates to attack U.S. soldiers, according to a British-based media agency.The People’s Daily of China reports that, “reporters from the media agency spotted and took photos of a few ‘monkey soldiers’ holding AK-47 rifles and Bren...
  • Monkeys trained as battlefield killers in Afghanistan

    07/10/2010 10:07:29 PM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 51 replies · 3+ views
    People's Daily Online ^ | People's Daily Online
    Afghanistan's Taliban insurgents are training monkeys to use weapons to attack American troops, according to a recent report by a British-based media agency. Reporters from the media agency spotted and took photos of a few "monkey soldiers" holding AK-47 rifles and Bren light machine guns in the Waziristan tribal region near the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan. The report and photos have been widely spread by media agencies and Web sites across the world. According to the report, American military experts call them "monkey terrorists." As a form of cruel political means, wars are launched to meet political goals through...