Do We Live in Our Ears?

October 18th, 2008

Scientific research never ceases to amuse you, and neither does history. The wonders of these fields of knowledge came to the spotlight, most incredibly, in health sciences. Dr. Robin Kelly, an alternative health expert, recently published his groundbreaking book The Human Antenna in which he tells about treating acute neck and back pain of his patients by placing tiny needles in specific tender points on their ears. This remarkable fact becomes truly fascinating when we are told that ancient Chinese healers also used to treat diseases by this method – known popularly as acupuncture. One is naturally curious to know how inserting needles in the ear can treat the pain felt in the rest of the body. The explanation is even more mind-blowing.

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Lets understand DNA

October 17th, 2008

Whoever said DNA is exclusive pattern of identity should look deep into this piece of news – Lydia Fairchild of State of Washington became one of the 50 people in the world to be born with two different sets of DNA. Source: Ripley’s Believe it or not!

Two things are clear from this piece of news; the possibility of more than one DNA in a person and there are already 50 people known possessing dual sets of DNA. Scientific community has called the people with different sets of DNA as ‘chimeras’.

For most of us, the term DNA instantly recollects the tests conducted for identity, or paternity for forensic study or legal cases. A search on DNA brings forth a lot of jargon comprehensible only by the scientific fraternity. DNA is the core factor that drives the thesis and experiments in most of the life saving research projects.

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Monkeying Around With Soldiers’ DNA

October 17th, 2008

We have all heard the Josef Stalin. He was one of the first and possibly worst leaders of the now defunct Soviet Union. This man was a tyrant who orchestrated the deaths of millions of his subjects through an engineered famine. However, the Red Army, having been decimated by wars and civil conflicts needed to be replenished. Stalin had a plan to accomplish this goal and create a new worker class to perform the most menial of jobs without complaint.

In 1926, according to secret Soviet documents recently unearthed, Josef Stalin ordered scientists to create a subhuman race of “super soldiers” by combining humans and apes. The result he envisioned would have closely resembled the gorilla warriors from “The Planet of the Apes”. His exact orders were to produce soldiers who were immune to pain, had superhuman stamina, and were not overly picky about what they ate.

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