Scientists turn dead cells into live tissue

I think we all know how this movie ends:

Scientists working at a British laboratory have achieved one of the most controversial breakthroughs ever made in the field of stem cell science by taking cells from dead embryos and turning them into living tissue.
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that's nobody's business but the turks

Neat flash animation of who has controlled the middle east throughout history.

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vomit comet, now with knives!

First human surgery in microgravity set to be performed

Harnessed to the walls, their surgical tools moored down with magnets, a team of French doctors are to attempt the world's first human operation in zero-gravity on Wednesday. It will serve as a test for performing surgery in space.

Working inside a custom-made operating block, three surgeons, backed by two anaesthetists and a team of army parachutists, will remove a fatty tumour from the forearm of an intrepid volunteer over the course of a three-hour flight.

Miniature surgical tools, held in place with magnets placed around the patient's stretcher, will be used to adapt to the reduced size of the operating theatre, which was designed by a French elevator manufacturer.

The European space plane, a specially-adapted Airbus A300 operated out of Bordeaux, flies in a series of roller-coaster like parabolas, creating between 20 and 22 seconds of weightlessness at the top of the curve, a process repeated around 30 times for a 3-hour flight.

As well as the challenge of working in zero gravity, the surgical team will have to halt their work each time the plane pulls out and gravity resumes.

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The Fluffy Dead

And people say I'm hard to shop for.

The law of the dead complete with squeaky toy! This faithful plush adaptation of the Necronomicon is modified for a slightly younger audience. It features a squeaker and a gloved hand for rolling human bones! This extreme high quality, collectible plush "book," has detailed and interactive features on 6 different pages, 4 inside plus the front and back covers. It measures 15-inches tall x 12 1/2-inches wide x 3 1/2-inches deep. Limited edition of 1,200 pieces.
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