A Russian company by the name of KrioRus (located just outside of Moscow) hopes to make the loss of a loved one not as painful.
KrioRus is the very first Russian cryonic project which translates to storing human brains and bodies in freezing, low-temperatures with the hope that someday, they will be able to resurrect the person.
Currently, KrioRus has 71 “patients” — the term the company uses to refer to the brains and cadavers that float in liquid nitrogen.
Both are stored at -320.8 degrees Fahrenheit in tall vats.
For those who are not familiar, cryonics is the idea that keeping all body parts, especially the brain, will allow the person to be revived in full capacity along with the same personality, knowledge and thoughts prior to dying.
The head of the Russian Academy of Science’s Pseudoscience Commission, Evgeny Alexandrov, believes cryonics is “an exclusively commercial undertaking that does not have any scientific basis.”
In both the medical and science communities, it is known for being a falsehood. Alexandrov continues, saying it’s “a fantasy speculating on people’s hopes of resurrection from the dead and dreams of eternal life.”
But for those who put stock in future technology, that dream could someday be a reality. KrioRus alleges that hundreds of potential clients from over 20 countries have signed up for their services.
According to Metro, it costs $36,000 to freeze an entire body and just $15,000 for the brain alone — but only for Russians. Prices are slightly higher for those who are non-Russian.
According to experts, the dangerously transmissible coronavirus will quickly become a pandemic as numbers of those infected continue to grow in China as well as countries around the world.
By definition, a pandemic is described as a disease that spreads across a massive region across continents and also the entire globe. The coronavirus has been spreading at a similar pace to influenza according to the New York Times.
“It’s very, very transmissible, and it almost certainly is going to be a pandemic,” director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, revealed to the publication.
Currently, there are 11 confirmed cases in the U.S. as of Monday morning.
Six cases are in California, one in Arizona, one in Washington state, one in Massachusetts and two in Illinois. And while no deaths have been reported in the U.S. — 99 percent of cases remain in China.
This past Sunday, three more were said to be infected in California.
“I understand that people are concerned, but based on what we know today, the risk to [the] general public remains low,” shared Santa Clara County’s health officer, said Dr. Sara Cody. “A second case is not unexpected. With our large population and the amount of travel to China for both personal and business reasons, we will likely see more cases.”
On Sunday, the U.S. announced how Americans who traveled to China within the last 14 days would be sent to designated airports for enhanced screenings while foreign nationals who recently went to China would be denied entry aside from the immediate family of American citizens and permanent residents.
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A woman is warning others via Facebook to stop chewing their nails after her friend ended up in the ER with a serious infection from doing the nasty deed.
She revealed how the infection from nail biting was so bad, that her friend was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery as the infection began traveling up the arm.
The post read:
“A message to nail biters out there STOP!!!”
“Someone I know who prefers to remain nameless who bites their nails ended up having to get rushed to Glasgow Royal Infirmary today for emergency surgery because they had bitten their nails down too far and had got an infection in the finger.”
“This person had been to two chemists and spoken to two separate pharmacists over the past few days who had advised to use magnesium sulphate and keep it covered. It still got worse and when finally went to A&E this morning was told if left much longer it could have been fatal as the infection was [traveling] up the arm hence the emergency surgery!
One filmmaker is going viral after he utilized his video-editing skills to ask his long-time girlfriend a very special question.
Lee Loechler proposed to his high school sweetheart, Dr. Sthuthi David by editing themselves into her favorite movie, Disney’s animated “Sleeping Beauty.”
He then screen his altered version for David in a “crowded” theater which was made up of the couple’s friends and family.
Then Loechler posted the video of David’s reaction on YouTube on January 9 where it quickly went viral.
“It’s not every day you get to propose to your High School sweetheart. For the past six months, I’ve been working with an illustrator to animate my girlfriend and myself into her favorite movie, ‘Sleeping Beauty,'” the caption for Loechler’s video reads.
Scientists at MIT say they have made a breakthrough in developing a birth control pill that would only need to be taken once a month.
A long-lasting capsule would remain in the stomach and release contraceptive drugs over the course of several weeks.
“It can be hard to remember to take a pill every day, change a patch every week, or change a vaginal ring every month,” Dr. Beatrice Chen from the University of Pittsburgh shares in a In The Know clip.
“Having the option of a pill to take once a month could be a great option to give women choices and birth control.”
At first, the creation began as a joke between the perfumer, Douglas Little, and Gwyneth.
On her site, it is revealed how as the actress sniffed the scent and then said “Uhhh, this smells like a vagina,” and from there, the candle “evolved into a funny, gorgeous, sexy, and beautifully unexpected scent.”
Curious to find out what Gwyneth-I mean-this candle smells like?
Geranium, citrusy bergamot, and cedar absolutes juxtaposed with Damask rose and ambrette seed.
Apparently the $75 candle sold out within hours as people seem to be reeeeaally into how Gwenyth smells down there. Not weird at all.
Everyone has their favorite coffee shop and whether it’s the coffee, the snacks or the milk that keeps you coming back — you know you will be welcomed in every time with open arms (as long as you tip well.)
But sometimes, we decide to try a new place and it doesn’t go exactly as we hoped.
Written and produced by comedian Kareem, this sketch sums up that experience.
You may want to put down your coffee, and yes, it’s that funny.
For the past 45 years, a college professor has been enamoring his students with his quirky experiments and thanks to a video that went viral, the rest of the world can experience the joy too.
David Wright, Ph.D., teaches physics and astronomy at Tidewater Community College in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and is a big believer in keeping kids engaged by involving fun demonstrations into his class.
An 18-year-old sophomore recorded videos of the professor from this semester revealing his clever antics on Twitter where they have been viewed over 20 million times.
The revealed that his “very sharp, very engaged” students “really energize me.”
“I figure if I’m not having fun teaching the course they’re not going to have any fun either. You should be really passionate in what you’re doing and I hope I serve as an example of that,” he shared on Good Morning America.
‘The world is a wondrous place and it’s all understandable with mathematics and physics,” Wright continued, who is a father of four and grandfather of seven. “I hope that’s what students take away.”
Fran along with his team have successfully stopped the expression of the protein in cell as well as animal models, according to the paper.
Fran has a daughter who was diagnosed with this uncurable illness, so he decided to find one.
“We have been working to find a safe drug that would ‘turn off’ the toxic gene that causes FSHD,” he revealed. “Now we have demonstrated that we can do this in an animal model with a drug that can be taken in pill form.”
Scientists have been searching for an avenue to prevent the gene’s expression — which would stop or revert the course of the disease.
Recently, Fran’s team discovered that this can be done by re-purposing an already existing drug.
He is encouraged as these new findings suggest a way in developing the first treatment or possible cure for FSHD.
In an attempt to protect humanity (if/when we can’t live on earth anymore) a team of scientist are organizing a plan to colonize a distant exoplanet.
That being said, is it possible? Possibly.
Scientists from the Initiative for Interstellar Studies revealed to OneZero that the plan to send a crew to a potentially-habitable exoplanet in another solar system could take centuries or millennia — which means generations would be born and die during the journey.
But that is not the only challenge.
“There’s no principal obstacle from a physics perspective,” Andreas Hein, executive director, revealed to OneZero. “There are a lot of challenges, but no fundamental principle of physics is violated.”
In addition, also the challenge of how to exactly sustain human life on such a long journey through space is also a huge hurdle. And based on current research, a trip to Mars is still not advised as scientists have yet to figure out a way to shield astronauts from deadly cosmic radiation and also the medical issues caused by spending time in space are not fully understood.
Sorry folks, it looks like you will just need to wait a few more years before you can have a vacation home on another planet!
The study, which was published in the medical journal JAMA, focuses on babies born in a country with one of the highest rates of assisted reproductive technology: Denmark.
In 2018, almost 10% of all children were born through some type of fertility treatment. It should be noted however that scientists already knew that children born with the help of fertility treatments faced increased health risks.
The authors then revealed that less is known about the long-term health consequences of such procedures.
This study looked at data from the Danish Medical Birth Register, the Danish Cancer Registry, along with the Danish Infertility Cohort which included 1,085,172 children born in Denmark between January 1996 and December 31, 2012.
And of those children, 2,217 were diagnosed with cancer. When scientists then compared the number of children born to fertile parents with those born using some type of assistance, they noticed an elevated risk of childhood cancers in the cases where the frozen embryos were used.
But when it came to other types of fertility treatments, there were not statistically significant cancer associations the scientists observed in this study. That being said, the cancer risk was not any higher for children born to parents who used fertility drugs, IVF or intracytoplasmic sperm injection.
Andrew Adamatzky and Jeff Jones of the University of the West of England decided to use nature in a very unconventional way: drafting the ideal traffic map using slime mold!
Ten of the UK’s most populated areas were then used as connecting points, and later, a US map.
Andrew Adamatzky is a researcher in unconventional computing who compiles devices using unusual substrates, such as chemical reactions, slime mold, mushrooms, plants, and droplets.
An ideal road map for the US was then created using slime mold and of course, science.
The experiments all stemmed from an idea nearly thirteen years ago:
“One day, back in 2006, I looked at the pattern of slime mold network developed on a wet paper towel and I thought that this reminds me of a road pattern,” explained Prof. Adamatzky. “This is when I started the experiments.”
The natural way that slime mold not only looks for food and manages it consumption was key for drafting a traffic map.
Who knew that slime and science could build the future?