Science

Gene Silencing Makes Tearless Onions, Crybabies Rejoyce

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So science has done it, again! One more thing to make our lives easier. Researchers in New Zealand and Japan have invented the tearless onion. Using a gene silencing technology called RNAi, Dr. Collin Eady and his band of crazy scientists found a way to shut down specific genes in onions. Dr. Eady is quoted [...]

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Virgin Galactic Wants to Send You to Space

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At a press conference today at New York City’s America Museum of Natural History, Sir Richard Branson went showing off his new space ship models. He, designer, Burt Rutan, and investor, Paul Allen, have been venturing into space tourism for a while now, but it finally seems that it is becoming a reality. They say [...]

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Robot Teaches Dance, is Creepy

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It looks like the Japanese are at it again… This time, they may have outdone themselves with one of the creepier concepts in recent memory. There are a handful of prototype robots floating around Japan that have been designed to teach school kids traditional Japanese dances. Also, these robots have no legs. Is it just [...]

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Final Fantasy Potion is Phallic

Thumbnail image for Final Fantasy Potion is Phallic January 16, 2008

Square-Enix and Suntory Limited have teamed up to deliver what scientists are calling a “Miracle Potion”. It is a real-life reproduction of the life-giving tonic found in the Final Fantasy series of games. Suntory Limited is claiming that it has the ability to “heal any wound, and restore all magical powers to the imbiber of [...]

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