Russian company pledges to revive your loved ones from the dead but for a hefty cost

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.”

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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.

China calls U.S. unreasonable for fueling fear and panic over coronavirus

Today, China’s Foreign Ministry accused the U.S. of setting a poor example when it comes to spreading information about the coronavirus outbreak.

According to a ministry spokesperson, they stated how unreasonable it is for countries around the world to attempt to prevent people from crossing the borders.

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In addition, the ministry called out the U.S. specifically, saying how instead of offering assistance to stop the coronavirus outbreak, it instead is just spreading panic.

“The U.S. government hasn’t provided any substantive assistance to us,” ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said.

“What it has done could only create and spread fear, which is a very bad example.”

Coronavirus numbers increase, experts say we should start to worry

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.

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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.

Woman takes to Facebook with pictures of horrifying infection from her friend’s nail biting, warns others

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING IMAGES MAY DISTURB SOME VIEWERS, PROCEED WITH CAUTION

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.

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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.”

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“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!

“So please please stop biting your nails!”

Woman blindsided by boyfriend’s Disney animation proposal

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.

Watch the adorable reaction below!

Scientists at MIT invent birth control pill that needs only to be taken once a month

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.

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“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.”

High school intern finds new planet on his third day at NASA

A 17-year-old high school student who was interning at NASA discovered a new planet on his third day.

Wolf Cukier discovered the planet, now named TOI 1338 b, which is about 1,300 light years away from the Earth.

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Cukier said in a statement:

“I was looking through the data for everything the volunteers had flagged as an eclipsing binary, a system where two stars circle around each other and from our view eclipse each other every orbit.”

“About three days into my internship, I saw a signal from a system called TOI 1338. At first, I thought it was a stellar eclipse, but the timing was wrong. It turned out to be a planet.”

According to NASA, TOI 1338 b orbits two stars and is 6.9 times the size of Earth but it is very unlikely that it can support life.

But seriously, what did you DO on your third day of your last internship?

I rest my case.

Gwyneth Paltrow wants you to buy a candle that smells like her genitals

Gwyneth Paltrow’s website Goop features a wide variety of candles including one that smells like her genitals.

At first, the creation began as a joke between the perfumer, Douglas Little, and Gwyneth.

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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.

Pope has a message for those with and without faith in the church

The Pope Francis is currently urging people to reject “the god of money,” as well as consumerism, pleasure, success and self.

Francis in his homily in St. Peter’s Basilica Monday, spread the message of how people should focus on serving others and not focus on themselves.

In addition, he also encouraged those who were of faith to concentrate on getting rid of what he deems “useless things and addictions,” that both numb the heart and confuse the mind.

You heard the pope!

Doggo follows his pregnant mama all around the house, including the shower

Diz has paired with her dad since she was a puppy and adores him so much — and when he got married, she quickly fell in love with her new mother too.

Diz is very attached to her mama now and always looks out for her.

“She has always been super protective of me, especially when my husband isn’t with me,” Diz’s mom, Brittany Johnson, shared with The Dodo

A few months back, Diz’s parents found out they were going to have a little one. And while Diz noticed, it did not seem to alert her in the slightest.

“She would lay with her head against my belly for the first few weeks then she just kinda ignored me,” Johnson said. 

She eventually found her way into the shower with Johnson because: good doggo.

Take a look at the adorable shot below!

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Cats cuddle their mama after she goes through surgery

Deb Clay has worked for vet practices as well as rescues for the past several years and always had a heart for animals in need.

Currently, here and her husband have five rescue cats who one day, just showed up at their door looking for a home.

And while the couple attempted to re-home a few of them initially, they knew from the start the five cats had found their forever home.

“I’m sure there is an invisible sign above wherever we live, ‘Lost, starving, hurt come here,’” Clay told The Dodo

Mojo, Faith, Ossie, Holley and Timmy adore there mom and dad — so much that when they realized their mamma was sick, they decided to give her some extra love.

Those kittens love their mamma!

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This coffee sketch is the most relatable mood you will feel all day

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.

If you enjoyed this, you can follow him here.

Footage reveals small plane make impossible emergency landing on busy street

Earlier this week, a residential street in Arizona became a makeshift runway for a small plane.

At around 8 a.m. in the morning, the small aircraft called “mayday” to a control tower at Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix.

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And just 15 minutes later, the same aircraft made an emergency descent — crashing into cars before landing abruptly in a used car lot.

Emergency vehicles quickly responded to the scene which was all caught on video by a surveillance camera from a nearby business.

Thankfully, there were no fatalities involved in the crash.

Father requests Christmas cards for his autistic son instead receives shocking amount of resources

Marty Jr. was born severely autistic and could not speak. Doctors informed his father he would not live past 15 but today, he is 33.

But Marty Sr. says that he can’t work as he stays home to care for his son, living off food stamps and around the holidays, it is difficult to make ends meet.

So this Christmas, Marty Sr. posted a request on Facebook for Christmas cards for Marty Jr.

“This year I got tired of seeing him not have any Christmas presents so I posted it on there.”

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The post quickly went viral and the two received much more than just a few cards.

They were gifted presents, packages as well as lots of love on social media.

A group from Central Texas even brought out their sports cars — which is one of Marty Jr.’s favorite things in the world.

“I love everyone for showing up and showing their support for my son,” his father said. “I’m glad everybody loves him like I do.”

Elderly college professor conducts crazy experiments in the name of science

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.”

Scientist determined to find cure for his daughter with incurable illness, discovers possible healing drug

Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy causes muscle weakness and atrophy — starting with weakness of the face, shoulders and upper arms and eventually affects nearly all skeletal muscles.

It is a disorder that scientists currently have no cure for but associate professor of biochemistry and molecular biology at Saint Louis University, Fran Sverdrup, wants to change that.

The findings inspire hope to many who suffer from the cruel disease, which includes Fran’s daughter.

The findings were published in the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

Fran along with his team have successfully stopped the expression of the protein in cell as well as animal models, according to the paper.

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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.

Scientists plan 1,000 year trip to colonize a distant exoplanet

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.

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“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!

If you are considering opting for a frozen embryo transfer, there is a higher risk of childhood cancer

According to a new study, children who are born after the use of frozen embryo transfer were at higher risk of childhood cancer but the risk remains low.

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.

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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.

Scientists used slime to create the traffic map we didn’t know we needed

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?