A More Humane Livestock Industry, Brought to You by Crispr

Christie Hemm Klok More than that, though, the project was a proof of concept. One of Van Eenennaam’s goals is to make the raising of livestock not only more efficient but also more humane. If a calf’s sex could be altered with a copy-paste of a single gene, that might pave the way for all kinds of experimentation—and not only in the beef business. Although ranchers may prefer male animals, their colleagues in the egg and dairy industries favor females. Since bulls can’t make milk and roosters can’t lay eggs, it’s cheaper to destroy them than raise them to adulthood. But if you could ensure that only heifers and hens are born, the carnage wouldn’t be necessary. The Davis team …

Shocking autopsy photos show toll of plastic waste on dead whale

Images show marine biologist removing 88lb worth of plastic bags from stomach of whale that died in Philippines of gastric shock Graphic autopsy images have revealed the terrible toll that plastic waste took on a young whale show the museum director, Darrell Blatchley, pulling sheet after sheet of plastic out of the stomach of the dead whale, which was found on Saturday. A heap of plastic bags piled up next to the dead animal. The trash included 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation style bags and many disposable plastic shopping bags. The trash included 16 rice sacks, four banana plantation style bags, and many disposable plastic shopping bags. Photograph: Mary Gay Blatchley The whale was recovered on Saturday. Photograph: Darrell …

The Women Who Accused Trump Of Sexual Misconduct Want Alva Johnson To Be Heard

But the current president is Donald Trump, who has now been accused of sexual misconduct and harassment by more than twenty women, who was caught on tape boasting about groping, and who was elected to office anyway. So when Alva Johnson, a former Trump campaign staffer, revealed last month that Trump had forcibly kissed her prior to his election, her name was added to the long list, and the news cycle mostly moved on. there are so many accusations of wrongdoing by Trump at this point, it’s hard to keep track. But they support Johnson — and would still encourage other possible victims to come forward. alleged Trump forcibly kissed her without her consent more than ten years ago, when she was 22. …

First trial begins in death of missing Georgia teacher

Prosecutors say Dukes’ friend, Ryan Duke, killed Grinstead and enlisted Dukes’ to help burn her body. Both men were arrested in 2017. Duke is charged with murder. His trial is scheduled to start April 1. John McCullough testified Tuesday that he befriended Dukes during Army basic training in 2006. He said Dukes confessed to him a few weeks after they met.

Foreign nationals suspected of Isis links ‘not wanted’ in Syrian camps

Aid agencies struggle to cope with rise in new arrivals, with scores dying on the way to the settlements An estimated 7,000 women and children from more than 40 nations, including the US, UK, Australia and Europe, are living in tense and chaotic conditions in camps in north-eastern Syria, where they are not wanted due to their supposed affiliation with Islamic State. Among them are hundreds of unaccompanied or separated children, some just babies as young as five months, according to aid groups and other sources. To ease potential tension among the many groups, the foreign nationals hailing from countries as varied as Indonesia, Kyrgyzstan, Somalia and Trinidad and Tobago have been segregated into separate annexes in two of the …

The Punishing Ecstasy of Being a Reddit Moderator

At /r/aww, people don’t always submit pictures of kittens and puppies. Sometimes they post gore porn, or threats to find me and hurt me. My rules are both obvious (kittens are great; no gore porn, no threats) and designed to prevent misuse of the platform (no social media links or handles, and no spamming). At /r/pokemon, I block pictures of, say, caterpillars, because those aren’t Pokémon, are they? No, no, they aren’t. /r/aww is the 10th largest subreddit. Every one of the 19 million people there is pseudonymous, and many abuse their relative anonymity. But there are also of course the good users, our singing birds. Like /u/Shitty_watercolour, a user who paints scenes that come up in the comments and …

Hospital infection inquiry begins at Holyrood

They want to examine whether infection control is adequate and whether more can be done to improve patient safety. Image copyright Andrew Cowan Image caption Lewis Macdonald wants to understand the scale of the problem The Cryptococcus which was found is believed to be from pigeon droppings located in a plant room on the hospital’s roof. Prosecutors are also investigating the death of a third patient at the QEUH. A 63-year-old woman was one of two patients affected by the fungal infection Mucor in January. Separately, 23 children contracted bloodstream infections in the cancer wards at the Royal Hospital for Children – which shares the Queen Elizabeth campus – between January and September last year. The infections were thought to …

30 Bathrooms From Hell Made By People Who Probably Havent Used One

The following is a list compiled by Bored Panda of the most extreme bathroom design fails that made at least one person if not everyone’s’ bathroom experience odd, uncomfortable, terrifying and possibly hilarious. From toilettes with no stall to inconveniently placed soap dispensers you won’t believe these crappy designs. And remember don’t forget to upvote your favs! #1 Our Airbnb Had A Translucent Bathroom Door. I’m Used To My Impatient Toddler Stalking Me Through The Bathroom Door, But This Took It To A Much Creepier Level If you have ever been to a public restroom you will notice that the line for the women’s bathroom tends to be longer than the men’s. Well researchers have found that men actually spend …

Microquakes Detected On Mars For The First Time

NASA’s InSight lander touched down on Mars last November and is equipped with a fully functioning geophysical observatory. The instrument, known as SEIS, began its science mission on December 19 and researchers have now announced that it has detected faint tremors known as microseisms. This is the first time we have observed this phenomenon on another planet. The findings were presented at the 50th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in Texas. SEIS team leader Philippe Lognonné provided an update on the instrument’s placement and first science data, noting how it compares to data from the Viking lander, which arrived on Mars in the 1970s. Viking’s seismometer was on the lander and was affected by the Martian wind. SEIS was placed on the ground away from …

Who Is Lori Loughlin’s Influencer Daughter Olivia Jade? Betches

It’s been a pretty crazy week. We lost a whole day to the Instagram Blackout of 2019, and there’s been way too much Bachelor/Bachelorette news to keep up with. Despite all of this, the week’s biggest story has definitely been the college admissions scandal. Earlier this week, more than four dozen people were indicted for fraudulent practices, mostly involving falsifying test scores. At the center of the investigation is William Rick Singer, a businessman who facilitated all of the crimes that went down. Now, it’s officially the biggest college admissions scandal ever prosecuted in the US. When the story first broke, we were all focused on the celebrity angle, with beloved TV stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin both being indicted. After …

Woman Knits Stylish Suit From 300 Plastic Grocery Bags

The 75-year-old woman from Greece in western New York whiled away the winter knitting a skirt and jacket from filmy brown bags scissored into thin strips that were tied together to make yarn. She lined it with cotton fabric. Her daughter, Fran Bertalli, tells the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle that Ferrigno has been knitting and sewing since her childhood in Sicily. She says she does it just for fun.

30 Funny Memes People That Travel Will Relate To

Exciting and adventurous as it can be though, there are some downsides too. Travel writers rarely mention the delayed flights and buses, the cockroach-filled hotel rooms or the exotic kinds of illnesses that can strike unexpectedly. #2 #3 Writers and other creative people have been inspired to do some of their best works by travel. For example Ernest Hemingway, who headed to Spain and France to discover an exotic and dangerous way of life that came out thrillingly in his stories; and Mark Twain, who sailed the Mediterranean in 1869, and wrote that travel is “fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” Who are we to disagree with these American greats? #6 #7 #8 I guess it’s all about getting out of …

Julia Roberts Nails What Could Be Saddest Part Of College Admissions Scandal

Actress That’s the Oscar-winner’s take on the scheme, in which dozens of people, including “Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and “Desperate Housewives” star “That to me is so sad because I feel, from an outsider, that it says a little bit, ‘I don’t have enough faith in you,’” said Roberts, who was promoting the movie “Ben Is Back,” on ITV show “Lorraine” on Monday. Daniel Moder, tried to “live a very normal experience” with their three children and didn’t want them “to have to have some of the same struggles” as she did growing up, she added. But it was a balance because they also “have to run their own race” and know important life skills. Download Original Article : …

How Reed Hastings is going to help Netflix win the streaming wars of 2019

Los Angeles (CNN Business)Reed Hastings, Netflix’s CEO, says the biggest challenge for the company in taking on new competitors such as Disney, Apple and WarnerMedia is to “not get too distracted” by the slew of new streaming services. Hastings noted that it will be difficult to stand up against the deep pockets and deep content archives of massive media companies such as Disney, but that “you do your best job when you have great competitors.” “They’re going to do some great shows. I’m going to be envious,” he said. “We will make this a better industry if we have great competitors.” The Netflix chief added that even though there are more streaming options, he doesn’t see a day when there …

Dear North Carolina: Arming teachers with guns is a spectacularly bad idea.

North Carolina is proposing a law to allow teachers to carry guns in school. Here’s why that’s a horrible idea. Two bills have been filed in the North Carolina state legislature that would loosen gun restrictions in schools, allow teachers to carry guns, and even pay some teachers more for doing so. Both of the proposed laws would require training for those who want to carry guns. In the house bill, participating teachers and staff would have to complete 16 hours of active shooter training. The senate bill proposes having select teachers serve as secret “teacher resource officers” who carry firearms. The position would require Basic Law Enforcement Training, after which the teachers would be sworn in as law enforcement …

Trump Is Now Greeting People With ‘No Collusion’ Instead Of ‘Hello’

Donald Trump not only is changing the norms of how American politicians behave, but also how a president greets people. “No collusion! No collusion!” Trump said, as if it were a mantra. And, for him, maybe it is. Trump has uttered the phrase repeatedly since special counsel Robert Mueller began investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election and whether Trump’s campaign was involved. reporters on Wednesday asked Trump whether he thought Mueller’s report, once it’s finished, should be released to the public. It remains to be seen if “No collusion, no collusion” replaces “hello,” or even if it’s the 2019 version of “covfefe,” the nonsense word Trump tweeted in May 2017.