Month: January 2014

Glow In The Dark Piglets

Recently a group of scientists from South China Agricultural University genetically created 10 pigs that glow in the dark,they did this by mixing DNA from the 10 adorable piglets, with DNA from jelly fishes. The reason for conducting such an, odd, experiment was to find a way that will make medicine cheaper and more efficient for people, who sadly suffer from blood and infidelity medical related conditions. The glow in the dark pigs are said to have  normal lives, and life spans compared to any average pig.

‘It’s just a marker to show that we can take a gene that was not originally present in the animal and now exists in it,’ explained Dr Stefan Moisyadi, a bioscientist at the University of Hawaii’s Institute for Biogenesis Research.

Strangely enough glow in the dark animals don’t seem to be regarded as anything new, in the science world! for example scientists from the University of Hawaii and two Turkish universities had previously genetically engineered 8 glow in the dark bunnies. They did this by injecting fluorescent jellyfish proteins into eight rabbit when they were still embryos.

Do you think this is a misuse of our authority over animals, or do you think that “it’s all for a good cause”?leave your comments below


A Taiwanese Woman Has Married Herself

Taiwanese woman married herself

Chen Wei-yih is a Taiwanese female who has married herself and has even taken a holiday to Australia for her honeymoon. Mrs Wei-yih says that she couldn’t find a suitable partner and she felt a lot pressure from her family members and even society, so decided to tie the knot with herself!

“Age thirty is a prime period for me. My work and experience are in good shape, but I haven’t found a partner, so what can I do?” Chen said.

“It’s not that I’m anti-marriage. I just hope that I can express a different idea within the bounds of a tradition.”

The wedding ceremony took place on November 6 2010 and Chen made sure everything was  arranged like a traditional wedding by renting a banquet hall, enlisting the help of a wedding planner (for the reception for her 30 friends) and wearing a very beautiful floor length dress.

And you know what, why not? I live by the motto do what makes you happy as long as you’re not hurting anyone. Live your life in a way so that when you’re old and reminiscing on past memories, you will have few if any regrets,and Chen will surely not regret that day.

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