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The Day of the Jackal People

Who's familiar with the Island of Dr. Moreau? How many of you said to yourself, "Uh...Doc? That is such a bad idea."? Well, because you were all total slackers and didn't get yourselves influential positions in the British government, the rest of us are fucked.

The government's fertility regulator today agreed in principle that scientists should be allowed to create human-animal embryos for medical research.
Dr Lyle Armstrong of Newcastle University's Institute for Human Genetics called the decision "excellent news".

"It is a positive outcome, not just for our work but for the progress of British science in general, and we hope that this will lead to new technologies to benefit everyone," he said.

I don't know what the hell kind of science this guy's practicing, but the only "new technologies" i can think of are jackal people who will hunt us down and eat our flesh. Jerks.

By min | September 6, 2007, 9:43 AM | Science | Comments (3)| Link


The roundup:

CBS has a new reality tv show. Kid Nation. Kids aged 8-15 are brought to a deserted town in the middle of New Mexico and left there to see if they can work together to build a society. It's Survivor without the hooking up. I hope without the hooking up. Egad!


Apparently, "chronic sun exposure can hasten the breakdown [of skin] by 10 years or more." So, if you don't want to look like the old, wrinkly lady in There's Something About Mary, you'd better start applying sunblock all the time. Even if you're not going to the beach and even in the winter.

  Especially with all this global warming bunk.

The Arctic ice cap has collapsed at an unprecedented rate this summer and levels of sea ice in the region now stand at a record low, scientists said last night. Experts said they were "stunned" by the loss of ice, with an area almost twice as big as Britain disappearing in the last week alone. So much ice has melted this summer that the north-west passage across the top of Canada is fully navigable, and observers say the north-east passage along Russia's Arctic coast could open later this month. If the increased rate of melting continues, the summertime Arctic could be totally free of ice by 2030.

At least this has to cut down on all that baby seal clubbing, what with no ice for the clubbers to stand on and everything. It's prolly quite hard to get the proper leverage to club a baby seal from a boat.

By min | September 6, 2007, 9:22 AM | Science & TeeVee | Comments (0)| Link

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