Science Quickies: Wooly Mammoth Clones, Inkjet Cells, Mysterious Dog Illness, Fat Sperm, and Space Vision

16 Mar

Russian and South Korean scientists are competing to see who can clone the first wooly mammoth. I want one. I will name him Charleston, and use his fur to crochet blankets and sweaters for furless kittens.

It’s well known that space travel isn’t very pleasant. After one month in space, astronauts may experience brain and eye damage, causing NASA go assign astronauts “space anticipation glasses.” They are literally sacrificing your eyesight in the name of science.

Bad news for dog owners: 3 major brands of chicken jerky canine treats have been linked to a mysterious illness affecting over 600 dogs so far.

Scientists decided to print live cells using a standard inkjet printer. Because we can.

Recently studies have shown that sea turtle migration patterns are far more amazing than previously thought.

And finally, NPR reports that fatty foods are bad for sperm. All you hopeful fathers, put away the bacon until after conception.

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3 Responses to “Science Quickies: Wooly Mammoth Clones, Inkjet Cells, Mysterious Dog Illness, Fat Sperm, and Space Vision”

  1. kenthinksaloud March 17, 2012 at 00:19 #

    I want a mammoth too. That way I’ll be the coolest teacher when I come into work on MY ride!

    • A. Theria March 17, 2012 at 00:41 #

      You could ride it to work! It would make the daily commute much more interesting. ^_^

      • kenthinksaloud March 17, 2012 at 01:12 #

        damned right it would! And if it ‘accidently’ squished that kid I can’t stand – well…you can’t blame a poor extinct creature could you…? 😉

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