With the US unemployment rate hovering around 10 percent, and the UK unemployment rate stuck at about 8 percent, most people are worrying about what job they'll have 20 days from now, not 20 years in the future.
Meet Ged Galvin, the Steve Austin of colorectal surgery. After a car crash in which Galvin almost died, surgeons at Royal London Hospital realized they could rebuild his crushed organs. Stronger. Faster. They had the technology to give him a cyborg colon.
"The operation changed my life and gave me back my pride and confidence," Galvin told the Daily Telegraph.
When former President Bush mentioned human-animal hybrids during a State of the Union speech in 2006, most of the audience probably sat scratching their heads for a second. However, in the years since then, transplanting human genes into animals, whether to make better milk or study human diseases, has become a bigger and bigger issue.
Now, a year after English scientists implanted human stem cells into bovine egg cells, Britain's Academy of Medical Sciences has launched a study to determine the ethics of creating human/animal hybrids.
In February, the Ministry of Defense (MOD) in Great Britain unveiled its plans for modernizing its military. Curiously similar to the US Army's recently killed Future Combat System, the British program looks to bring a new generation of unmanned vehicles, advanced sensors and energy weapons to the battlefield.
However, unlike its American counterpart, it looks like this project is a go.
A new report shows that biofuels are linked to higher food prices and increased poverty, but European Union doesn’t take heed
By Holly OtterbeinPosted 07.07.2008 at 4:38 pm 17 Comments
Are Biofuels Starving the World?
It's common sense—people need food first, fuel second.
But today, Britain became the first Western nation to announce that its biofuel production will be curbed, since it's likely causing rising food prices and rainforest destruction.