Genetically modified organism in human beings exist 17 years ago now in their teens

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If you remember the movie ‘GATTACA’ in 1997, the same year that genetically modified organism in the form of human beings were born. Now, if you trace where the babies are, they have grown into teens as they are now in their seventeen years. The scene of experiments where 30 developed embryos were injected with third person genetic traits, which means a baby was born with technically has three parents.

Through the years, this genetic change has been in a hot button issue whether to continue or not creating a design for superior human race in the future. The experiments ended in a stalemate, and has been debated among scientists.

However, the original stand for these modifications is for parents has the option to pass or not on severe genetic diseases to their children. Parents with ‘genetic defects’ with the help of scientific intervention can put on hold the passing of bad genes from generation to generation.

As of this moment, still unclear whether all 30 babies grow healthy. The Institute for Reproductive Medicine and Science (IRMS) at St Barnabas, participants of the experiment, finally began following up with at least 17 of the now teenagers earlier this year, according to the UK’s Independent. We’ve reached out to IRMS to get those follow up results but have not heard back yet.

Those 30 babies worldwide have been born by the technique, known as “cytoplasmic transfer”, including 17 infants at the Saint Barnabas Medical Centre in New Jersey who, until now, have not been checked for any long-term health problems resulting from the technique.

Here’s how the HOW CYTOPLASMIC TRANSFER AND MITOCHONDRIAL DONATION WORK:

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Her eyes produce crystals seven times a day

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A young 12-year old Lebanese girl, Hasnah Mohamed Meselmani, produces crystal in her eyes that baffled medical experts. When you look at the video, it is weird enough to witness how she creates the crystal and fall from the eye. The crystal was sharp and hard enough to make a scratch in a wood or paper board but will not harm her eyes when came out.

We know that crystal can be seen in a cave that forms into stalagmites or stalactites. Some crystal discovered below the Earth surface that was hardened for thousand years. Diamonds are crystal and they are used for cutting mirror and other thickened glass. When you think of diamond, it is a priceless possession.

Every person has eyes produces liquid in form when you are in peak of emotions just like when you are in tears. But Hasnah produces crystal seven times in a day. And this strange phenomenon is yet to be explained with further tests and analysis to determine their composition.

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Running dwarf caught in video

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Those friendly seven dwarfs are the main attraction of Snow White story that ends well. We do believe dwarfs are the end product of writer’s imagination. But not in this video, it shows a dwarf running fast to avoid detection from anyone in the room. But the video has its eyes to tell the story.

The actual video was recorded on January 2011 in Santa Fe, Argentina. The video was captured by a certain Silvia who was filming his son’s activity.

According to Sylvia, her son Benjamin, was playing and talking with someone in the hallway. The family notice this many times the strange behavior of their child, and filming his activity out of curiosity. Then, suddenly at the back of the child, a ‘little thing’ keep running out fast to avoid detection from Sylvia, or maybe a playful dwarf started to tease the camera but was terribly captured from her.

The video became viral as it uploaded in Youtube.

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Giant Asteroid hitting on Earth by March 16, 2880 to wipe out humans

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Scientist says Asteroid 1950 DA will be hitting on Earth on March 16, 2880, and its potential destruction is so huge that will wipe out humans on Earth.

The asteroid will follow a trajectory path that will cross planet Earth on the specified date. Once it hit the Earth surface, it could be the largest asteroid that brought permanent damage to all living and non-living things.

The discovery was made by researchers at the University of Tennessee (UT), Knoxville. Ben Rozitis, a postdoctoral researcher; Eric MacLennan, a doctoral candidate; and Joshua Emery, an assistant professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, although they believes that asteroid will disintegrate and break apart but this one keeps it from breaking and possible hitting the Earth surface, and the target is the Atlantic Ocean forming giant tsunami that brought unprecedented destruction.

‘We found that 1950 DA is rotating faster than the breakup limit for its density,’ said Rozitis.

‘So if just gravity were holding this rubble pile together, as is generally assumed, it would fly apart. Therefore, interparticle cohesive forces must be holding it together.’

‘Following the February 2013 asteroid impact in Chelyabinsk, Russia, there is renewed interest in figuring out how to deal with the potential hazard of an asteroid impact,’ said Professor Rozitis.

Facts about Asteroid 1950 DA

The asteroid, named 1950 DA, is a rock two-thirds of a mile in diameter, travelling at about 15 km (nine miles) per second relative to the Earth.

It is approximately 3,280ft (1,000 metres) in diameter, but rotates once every two hours and six minutes.

At this rate, the rock should break apart and eventually disintegrate, but it is not showing any signs of doing so.

In fact, the rotation is so fast that at its equator, 1950 DA effectively experiences negative gravity.

If an astronaut were to attempt to stand on this surface, he or she would fly off into space unless he or she were somehow anchored.

The presence of cohesive forces has been predicted in small asteroids, but definitive evidence has never been seen before.

It is due to swing so close to Earth it could slam into the Atlantic Ocean at 38,000 miles per hour.

It is estimated that if 1950 DA were to collide with the planet, it would do so with an force of around 44,800 megatonnes of TNT.

Although the probability of an impact is only 0.3 per cent, this represents a risk 50 per cent greater than an impact from all other asteroids.

Photo of a man showing his pose different from the mirror

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A man was captured by his friend in a camera became a shocking revelation when his actual pose is different of what is found in the mirror. The man is sticking his left arm through his nose while on the mirror it shows that is resting on his chest. The camera shot was just an ordinary if you look at it, and shows no signs of photoshopped.

Eric Galang, the man who took the picture was shocked upon seeing it in the camera. While the man in the picture also stunned of what he saw and asking for a copy to send it for camera experts for an investigation, and even paranormal experts to know the real explanation of creepy picture.

According to Eric Galang, the photo was taken yesterday and the man in the said picture is the husband of his wife’s co-worker.

“Yesterday afternoon i took a photo of my wife’s co worker’s husband in their house and when I view the photos on my phone I was shocked to notice that he’s image on the mirror was different from what he was doing when I took the photo his hand movement is different as you can see his hand is in his mouth but in the mirror he was holding his chest…it creeps me out…it’s impossible.”

Other than looking for technical explanation behind the scary photo, paranormal explanation was never set aside as seen in the comments. Many netizens thought that the reason behind this unusual photo is due to the presence of ghosts and evil spirits residing in the mirror and in the house. Aside from the different gesture of the man from his image in the mirror, the people who got to observe the photo also saw other entities such as an old woman near the cabinet and demons on the refrigerator. Others also shared their creepy experience similar to this.
With this, Eric Galang seeks the help of paranormal experts. As of now, this photo still waits for the real answers why this happened.

Couple falls from cliff after selfie photo

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Couple falls from cliff after taking selfie photo as witnessed with their young children aged 5 and 6 in the Cabo de Roca mountain, a popular coastal tourists destination in Lisbon, Portugal for viewing oceans and waves. They plunged deep into the ravine for about 260 feet and their bodies were later recovered by responding local authorities.

The couple after touring the top of the hills with ocean views started taking selfie photo when they slipped in a dangerous spot passing the protective barrier, and fall down deep below the hills. Their children are now in custody with Polish officials and currently receiving psychological care and are expected to be reunited with family members who are en route to Purtugal.

Cabo de Roca is the most western point of Europe, looking out over the Atlantic Ocean.

Ebola virus, the fear and not to fear

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CSC Director Dr. Tom Frieden testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ebola is a “painful, dreadful, merciless virus
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The World Health Organization has declared the outbreak in West Africa an international emergency, killing more than 900 people and spreading.

That’s scary and serious. But it also cries out for context.

The outbreak began in Guinea in March before spreading to neighboring Sierra Leone and Liberia. A traveler recently carried it farther, to Nigeria, leading to a few cases in the giant city of Lagos.

Ebola emerged in 1976. It has been confirmed in 10 African nations, but never before in the region of West Africa.

Lack of experience with the disease there has contributed to its spread. So has a shortage of medical personnel and supplies, widespread poverty, and political instability.

Tom Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, predicts that within a few weeks, Ebola will sicken more people than all previous occurrences combined. Already more than 1,700 cases have been reported.

Global health officials say it will take months to fully contain the outbreak, even if all goes as well as can be hoped.

THE REASONS TO FEAR

There is no cure for Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

More than half of people infected in this outbreak have died. Death rates in some past outbreaks reached 90 percent.

It’s a cruel end that comes within days. Patients grow feverish and weak, suffering through body aches, vomiting, diarrhea and internal bleeding, sometimes bleeding from the nose and ears.

The damage can spiral far beyond the patients themselves.

Because it’s spread through direct contact with the bodily fluids of sick patients, Ebola takes an especially harsh toll on doctors and nurses, already in short supply in areas of Africa hit by the disease.

Outbreaks spark fear and panic.

Health workers and clinics have come under attack from residents, who sometimes blame foreign doctors for the deaths. People with from Ebola or other illnesses may fear going to a hospital, or may be shunned by friends and neighbors.

Two of the worst-hit countries — Liberia and Sierra Leone — sent troops to quarantine areas with Ebola cases. The aim was to stop the disease’s spread but the action also created hardship for many residents.

THE REASONS NOT TO FEAR

—Ebola doesn’t spread easily, the way a cold virus or the flu does. It is only spread by direct contact with bodily fluids such as blood, saliva, sweat and urine. Family members have contracted it by caring for their relatives or handling an infected body as part of burial practices. People aren’t contagious until they show symptoms, Frieden said. Symptoms may not appear until 21 days after exposure.

“People should not be afraid of casual exposure on a subway or an airplane,” said Dr. Robert Black, professor of international health at Johns Hopkins University.

—Health officials around the developed world know how to stop Ebola. Frieden described tried-and-true measures: find and isolate all possible patients, track down people they may have exposed, and ensure strict infection-control procedures while caring for patients. Every past outbreak of Ebola has been brought under control.

The CDC is sending at least 50 staff members to West Africa to help fight the disease, while more than 200 work on the problem from the agency’s headquarters in Atlanta. The WHO is urging nations worldwide to send money and resources to help.

—It’s true that Ebola could be carried into the United States by a traveler, possibly putting family members or health care workers at risk. It’s never happened before. But if the disease does show up in the U.S., Frieden said, doctors and hospitals know how to contain it quickly.
“We are confident that a large Ebola outbreak in the United States will not occur,” Frieden told a congressional hearing Thursday.

Crop circles in Germany the unexplained phenomenon

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Mysterious crop circles in Germany perfectly formed into a wonderful shape that no one can ever surpassed of what technology was used to create this kind of masterpiece. Most of the visitors have one word in their mind: Aliens!

“This is a technology which we haven’t mastered yet,” one visitor told The Local. “They want to show us – we are here, we love you.”

Others believe the extraterrestrials have arrived, and they’re destroying the crops we use to make beer.

Some of them stated that there is no way could humans created this kind of art, not even the advance technology of its kind to eclipse this kind of masterpiece.

Farmer Christoph Huttner, who owns the wheat field near Weilheim, could not be reached for comment but told the news agency that sure he did not make the crop circles by himself but by the students in the summer holidays came to his field and may have cut the image with a 75-meter diameter (246 feet) in size.

Huttner says he’s not yet sure whether he will leave the circle in his field.

The news agency says thousands of visitors have come to sing, dance and even swing pendulums in the giant image.

Mysterious Siberian sinkholes emerge

Mysterious three giant sinkholes in Siberia emerge from one place to another as peoples baffled of the unexplained phenomena. It forms like a crater, and scientist predicted this is how a crater was made, not by force of meteorites from space that fall into Earth but has something to do in the surface. And others are skeptical, they have in mind that it was planned by aliens.

In the middle of July, sinkholes started to draw in Yamal Peninsula that was approximately 260 feet wide, then in the Taz district was about 50 feet, then another comes in Taymyr Peninsula with 330 feet.

Russian scientist has launched an investigation to find out more. Helicopter video footage of the first hole shows it is surrounded by a mound of loose dirt that appears to have been thrown out of the hole.

“My personal opinion is it’s some type of sinkhole,” said Vladimir Romanovsky, a geophysicist who studies permafrost at the University of Alaska Fairbanks. Sinkholes are pits in the ground formed when water fails to drain away.

The water likely came from melting permafrost or ice, said Romanovsky, who has spoken with the Russian scientists investigating the site. But whereas most sinkholes suck collapsed material inside, “this one actually erupted outside,” he told Live Science. “It’s not even in the [scientific] literature. It’s pretty new what we’re dealing with,” he added.

From the photo of the Yamal crater, “it’s obvious that some material was ejected from the hole,” Romanovsky said. His Russian colleagues who visited the site told him the dirt was piled more than 3 feet (1 m) high around the hole’s edges.

The crater’s formation probably began in a similar way to that of a sinkhole, where water (in this case, melted ice or permafrost) collects in an underground cavity, Romanovsky said. But instead of the roof of the cavity collapsing, something different occurred. Pressure built up, possibly from natural gas (methane), eventually spewing out a slurry of dirt as the ground sunk away. Anna Kurchatova, a scientist at the Sub-Arctic Scientific Research Center in Russia, made a similar observation to The Siberian Times.

The development of permafrost sinkholes could be one indication of global warming, Romanovsky. “If so, we will probably see this happen more often now.”

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NASA scientists predicted a discovery of extra terrestrials within 20 years

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A group of NASA scientists predicted a discovery of extra terrestrial beings within 20 years after launching the Transiting Exoplanet Surveying Satellite in the year 2017. By that time, 100 millions estimated planets which could be habitable and its presence of alien life.

“Just imagine the moment when we find potential signatures of life,” Matt Mountain, director of the Space Telescope Science Institute in Baltimore, said at the announcement. “Imagine the moment when the world wakes up and the human race realizes that its long loneliness in time and space may be over — the possibility we’re no longer alone in the universe.”

NASA astronomer Kevin Hand seconded Mountain’s opinion, saying that within the next 20 years, “we will find out we are not alone in the universe,” suggesting that extraterrestrial life may exist on Jupiter’s moon Europa. The scientists at the panel said NASA’s efforts are focusing on finding alien life on planets or stars outside the Earth’s solar system.

For more detail about NASA’s current projects and search for alien life, watch the video below.

Ghost captured in a CCTV camera of pub house owner

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David Langley-Evans of Llamelli, West Wales was shocked to know that his CCTV camera was able to capture a spooky white thing that moves near the coffee table and climb to the walls as it forms slowly into a familiar shape. Although he experience seeing weird things in his own business pub for ten years, at least his own version of capturing the spooky thing will make others believe of what he see, and ghost can be possible in our own world where we lives.

Mr Langley-Evans said: ‘I’ve seen it before with my own eyes but now I have proof and people believe me. ‘In the 10 years I’ve been at the pub I’ve seen all kinds of ghostly things going on.’

‘I know this presence isn’t dust catching the light or an insect inside the camera. You have a sense while it’s happening that it’s a spirit. I can’t explain it.’


Mrs Langley-Evans said: ‘We all think it’s something to do with the cellar. People go down there and come back up crying and refuse to go back down.

‘But the whole place is spooky… There’s always been lots of banging and bumps in the night and when you go downstairs there’s no-one there.

‘When you go up again you get the feeling that someone is chasing you up the stairs.’

Buzz Aldrin sees UFO en route to the moon

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Buzz Aldrin, the second man to set foot on the moon, talks about not just about the success of Apollo 11 mission 45 years ago but he elaborated more on the unidentified flying object that is flying side by side of the spacecraft during their successful space travel beyond earth atmosphere.

The ex-astronaut, who is speaking out this month ahead of the 45th anniversary of the 1969 moon landing, discussed the mission, his UFO encounter, and more about Mars colony.

Dishing about the moment he saw an “unidentified” object floating outside his Apollo capsule, Aldrin wrote:

On Apollo 11 en route to the Moon, I observed a light out the window that appeared to be moving alongside us. There were many explanations of what that could be, other than another spacecraft from another country or another world — it was either the rocket we had separated from, or the 4 panels that moved away when we extracted the lander from the rocket and we were nose to nose with the two spacecraft. So in the close vicinity, moving away, were 4 panels. And I feel absolutely convinced that we were looking at the sun reflected off of one of these panels. Which one? I don’t know. So technically, the definition could be “unidentified.”

Aldrin first recounted his UFO anecdote during a Science Channel program in 2005. At the time, UFO enthusiasts were apparently upset that Aldrin had not shared the information sooner.

Snake bite after 50 years forms huge mass in woman’s leg

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A 66 year-old woman from Thailand suffers abnormal growth of mass in her lower leg following a snake bite after 50 years. Although it is a rare case of medical detection when it starts growing when she was 14 years old after an attack from venomous snake called Malayan pit viper that is found only in Southeast Asia.

The painless mass became noticeable 10 years earlier, and when the x-ray result was taken, it looks like an enlarged cavity that is wrapping a tough, calcified membrane that resembles like an eggshell. It grows ultimately that it sticks out from the woman’s skin. Although medical doctors performs surgery, and was able to remove the mass successfully and completely healed after one month of surgical operation.

Such abnormal growth of masses is a rare case after a snake bite, but could be following after a traumatic injury to muscles.

A calcified mass can form as muscle tissue starts to die after a crushing injury or disruption of the blood supply, usually in the lower leg, said Dr. Darren Fitzpatrick, an assistant professor of Radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York, who wasn’t involved in the woman’s case.

“It’s very common for it to be mistaken for a tumor, but usually, the imaging helps with the diagnosis,” Fitzpatrick told Live Science.

In the case of this patient, doctors suspected that, because of the snakebite, the woman had developed a condition called compartment syndrome; the name refers to sections of muscle that are held together, along with nerves and blood vessels, by a tough tissue called the fascia, which does not stretch easily.

The woman’s compartment syndrome had been left untreated, according to the report.

“Compartment syndrome usually happens below the knee,” Fitzpatrick said. “You have a big group of muscles there, and they are in kind of a tight compartment.”

“If the muscles start to swell from trauma or injury, they can run out of space, and that could result in compromised blood flow,” he added. “That’s certainly a very plausible reason as to why this could have happened in this case.”

Amazing island discovered in Saturn’s moon Titan

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It is only in the Solar System aside from the Earth that Saturn’s moon called Titan has rivers, lakes, and small seas. Titan Added much more wonder is the discovery of the amazing ‘magic island’ that started to appear when the icy northern hemisphere of the moon started to receive light from the sun as temperature change.

The appearance of the ‘magic islands’ in the lake of Ligeia Mare is one of the several spots emerging as researchers believes that could be a signs of warming that floating methane “icebergs” or such as waves or bubbles became evident. The same goes to Earth in how to respond to a changing season.

The liquid parts of the moon is composed of methane and ethane, and so unlike Earth is composed of hydrogen and oxygen.

Titan has another features is the presence of dunes in the land due to wind-driven situation, and when the summer solstice comes there’s a possibility that a storm or cyclone will be existing in the surface as change of season became evident.

Researchers hope that Titan’s summer may brew up storms, as happens on Earth. “Now that we’re going into the summer solstice, we’re looking to find whatever active processes might be powered by the [sun],” study lead author Jason Hofgartner said.

“This is some of the best science ever to come out [of] Titan, and we still have three more years to make discoveries,” he said.

UFO crashed in China’s Heilongjiang province

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Residents from Heilongjiang province of China reported that three UFO has crashed from the sky in Friday morning making a ball of fire from the sky with a huge piercing sound and landed in a vegetable garden owned by one of the residents.

When one villager approached the crashed site and got the shocking moments when saw the round shape metal about two and a half feet wide with sharp pointed ages and burn marks.

“I saw a huge ball of fire, I thought it was a meteorite,” one villager said, Chinatopix.com reported. “I hid inside my house and waited until the object…landed.”

Investigators arriving the scene to examine the object that brought some excitement of the stories particularly the crashing of UFO in the area.

But according to China News Agency, the falling object from the sky could be part of the Russian Proton-M rocket who disintegrated in the Earth’s atmosphere after its launch Friday morning and burning up in the sky because of engine failure.

While Russia maintains their rocket mostly disintegrated above Earth, China media suggests some unburned portions of the rocket accounts for those objects that crashed in the ground.

The investigation in China is still going on.