Ferrets can grow human livers

Scientists have used ferret livers, which are the size of walnuts, to grow minature human livers. The breakthrough by US scientists raises the prospect of growing livers that could then be transplanted into patients. The US team used part of the ferret livers as a “scaffold” to grow human liver cells, after the animal cells … [Read the full story]

Why do we kiss?

I love kissing…I bet you like kissing, too. But what is a kiss? To me, I remember going on one of my first dates after I’d left school and this guy asked me for a drink. So I met him down the pub and we sort of held hands for a bit and then we … [Read the full story]

Anecdotal thoughts of Jim Aborwhear

As you may or may not know, I’m a tolerant person, patient, kindly, who has the milk of human kindness running by the quart in every vein. However I must admit I’m getting an urge to put a custard pie in the face of the next person in front of me in a shop who … [Read the full story]

Davo’s quote of the day

Two things are infinite…the universe and human stupidity…and I’m not sure about the universe

Strange but true

Did you know a human sheds a complete layer of skin every four weeks.

Does hanging with other couples make you more in love?

Want your partner to really fall for you?A research says that you should start hanging out with other couples. People dating feel closer to each other when they spend time with others who are in love. Why? Single mates remind us of what we’re missing out on, while happy couples make us want what they’ve … [Read the full story]

Hydrogen from urine

Currently, most commercially available hydrogen is collected by reforming natural gas with steam. That means fossil fuels are still in the mix, which is a serious black mark against hydrogen use for fuel. While it’s possible to extract hydrogen from water, the process is rather energy intensive and isn’t yet commercially viable. Gerardine Botte of … [Read the full story]

Animal smokers

Scientists have been warned that their latest experiments may accidentally produce monkeys with brains more human than animal. In cutting-edge experiments, scientists have injected human brain cells into monkey fœtuses to study the effects. Critics argue that if these fœtuses are allowed to develop into self-aware subjects, science will be thrown into an ethical nightmare. … [Read the full story]