Daily Archives: April 19, 2005

Chim-Chimera, Chim-Chimera, Chim Chim Cheree

Now, this story is the real deal…. Scientists can create animals with the cells of other species, but are these chimeras medical marvels or high-tech monsters? By Carolyn Y. Johnson, Globe Staff April 19, 2005 In labs around the world, … Continue reading

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Cross-species Genetic Implants

Scientists in Singapore today announced the first successful genetic combination of a human and an animal. The creature, called a "Worbat", is a cross between Ernest P. Worrell and a Pygmy Wombat. No, seriously folks, here is the real caption … Continue reading

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Out of the Shadows and Onto the Throne of St. Peter

Conspiracy theorists are sure to have a field day with the 13 minutes of silence between the emission of gray smoke from the chimney above the Sistine Chapel and the confirmatory pealing of the bells, but they are ringing now, … Continue reading

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The Problem with Democracy

Everything You Need to Know About Ecuadorian Politics According to the Dowbrigade No, that is not Saddam surfacing unscathed in South America – it is part of a massive street protest in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Once again, our adopted Latin American … Continue reading

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Chili Con Carne

This black and white photo released by the Santa Clara County Department of Environmental Health, in San Jose, Calif., Thursday, March 24, 2005 shows a portion of a human finger that a woman says she found while eating a bowl … Continue reading

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