April 2009

Glowing Clones

In South Korea, scientists have successfully cloned four beagles that glow red under ultraviolet light. During the day, the beagles appear normal, although their nails and abdomen are a red color. When placed under ultraviolet light, the beagle glows like a ruby. The scientist believe that by successfully inserting genes with a specific trait (glowing) …

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A Thousand Flowers and an Ancient Graveyard

In London, archaeologists have unearthed a Roman glass bowl–a millefiori dish (a thousand flowers) with a mosaic of hundreds of blue petals with white borders. This dish is believed to be from around the 2nd to the 3rd century, A.D. It is a unique find in the Western Roman Empire, discovered in what is believed …

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Divinely Inappropriate?

In the early morning of April 11, 2008, a cable network in Philadelphia’s broadcast of the Vatican’s Good Friday service was unexpectedly interrupted by a thirty second ad for a “Girls Gone Wild” video. There was only one registered complaint.

Best fort ever

When the Lindley family of Porterville, California began work clearing the backyard of their new house, they found a lot more than they had bargained for. What they thought was a small sinkhole was, upon further investigation, an intricately-constructed UNDERGROUND LAIR.  The three-room structure had running water, electricity, and tin-lined walls, and officials suspect it …

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