Dig this. There is a start-up that connects people through their DNA.
Unlike other social networks, ConnectMyDNA™ does not aim to connect people over their interests, timelines and pictures. It takes social bonds one step further.
The company links people together based on results of their DNA analysis. Any person in the world can submit their DNA sample to ConnectMyDNA's lab for a small fee. In return, the company will issue your individual and unique Gene Ring (video below) and tell you how you can read it. Unlike ancestry tests, your DNA test won't "find" your relatives, but will instead produce some pretty exciting stuff.
In 1995, an unemployed army veteran stole a military tank from US army and took it to a highway in San Diego, California. Angry at his life, the man destroyed a number of cars and fire hydrants before he was shot by the police.
Israeli scientists have grown a functional heart muscle from skin cells. This has a huge significance for medical science and most of us, humans. Potentially, many of us will use partially lab-grown hearts when we get older to prolong our lives.
You may already guess why we think that Europe is the best place to learn languages. This continent is the size of the United States but consists of various different countries where many different languages are spoken (Spanish, English, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Dutch, etc.). In fact, people who live in Europe are most times multilingual, and this doesn’t mean that they speak two languages. For a European person, it is common to speak three, four or even five languages. The geographical proximity of such different nations gives rise to a more natural cultural interchange. Europeans can choose to be in a different country in no time and on a very low budget (the flight from Paris to Manchester is only 45 minute long and costs about one hundred dollars). If you want to travel from one continent to the other one, a flight could take only 3 hours, (for instance if you travel from Manchester to Moscow, quite a good option for students who take Russian courses in Manchester). This means that if you live in Europe and you study languages, you could travel abroad to practice it in its own environment. Read more…
I wrote earlier about the world’s most dangerous road which claims 300 lives per year and people still use it. Well, here is a fresh video which shows how a bus fails to make its way through a narrow pass and falls off the road. I don’t know if the driver has survived, but I am amazed at how people risk their lives for nothing.