Archives for April 2013

Scientists In Uruguay Genetically Engineer The World’s First Glow-In-The-Dark Sheep.

Glow-in-the-dark sheep.

Glow-in-the-dark sheep: Flock of the Damned or Sheep of the Corn?

Alejo Menchaca and his team at the Animal Reproduction Institute of Uruguay are messing around with the green fluorescent protein (GFP) again and this time it’s in sheep. From io9:

“Menchaca’s sheep – which were born last October and, apart from their corporeal glow, appear to have developed just like an unmodified flock – express the protein in tissues throughout their bodies, causing them to glow under ultraviolet light. Menchaca says that, in this particular instance, the sheep were modified merely as a proof of concept.”

I think a Dr. Ian Malcolm quote would best sum up what I think about glow-in-the-dark sheep:

“Genetic power is the most awesome force the planet’s ever seen, but you wield it like a kid that’s found his dad’s gun.”

Welcome to the Genetics Park. [io9]

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Drink Your Soup And Then Eat Your Spoon With Triangle Tree’s Edible Spoon.

Edible Spoon from Triangle Tree.

Why not? Triangle Tree’s Edible Spoon makes it easier to enjoy a to-go meal with less waste. The Edible Spoon comes in 3 flavors – plain, spicy, and sweet. Eating your Edible Spoon’able meal out of an edible Edibowl is an unbeatable Jubbling moment. Need a napkin? Use your shirt. [Laughing Squid]

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Bingham Canyon Open-Pit Mine Landslide Is L’il Brother To 1993 Oceanside Tin Mine Collapse In Malaysia.

The April 11th landslide at Kennecott Utah Copper’s Bingham Canyon open-pit copper mine was huge; the 1993 landslide at the coastal Malaysian Pantai Remis open-pit tin mine was Gi-freakin-normous3! [Boing Boing]

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Watching A Zoo’d Koala Bear Trying To Climb Up A Painted Tree Is The Saddest Video You’ll See Today. [Video]

“Maybe this koala bear is trying to send us a Happy Feet type message.

[Crapasaurus]


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If Earth Had A Social Network Account…

like Facebook, today, it would look something like this:

Spacebook:  If Earth Had A Facebook Page Comic.

Posted with permission by “The Joy of Tech.” [via Mashable]

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Kitchen Flooring Made Out Of 60,000 Pennies.

Kitchen flooring made out of 60,000 pennies.
That’s $600 worth of flooring. Looks like they have another $59.36 to go. Reduce, reuse, recycle – maybe reconsider? [Imgur]


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