Gene drives have existed in nature for a long time. Normally, an organism has a 50% chance of inheriting any given gene from each of its parents. But certain genes can increase their own chances of being inherited. One way they do it is by having a mechanism that lets them make multiple copies of themselves in the parent’s genome.
Source: Twitter is having fun with the penny-pinching ways of Tanzania’s new president – Quartz
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. – Your trip to the mall could leave you with a shopping injury. A new study shows Alabama is one of the most dangerous states for Black Friday shopping.
Source: Study suggests Alabama could see fights during Black Friday sales | WHNT.com
After watching this, you would think this was made yesterday funny stuff.
Greed, the most deadly virus known to man that has infected much of the world’s population resulting in mental illness. – R. L. Godfrey
“The American side, which heads the coalition, which includes Turkey, knew the place and time of our aircraft in the air. And it the time we got hit. The question is why do we have shared this information with the Americans? Whether they do not control their allies or the information handed out left, right, and center, without understanding of the consequences.”
Source: Putin, Hollande Meeting Counter-Terror Efforts, Relations With Turkey
Russia’s Sergey Lavrov is not one foreign minister known to mince his words. Just earlier today, 24 hours after a Russian plane was brought down by the country whose president three years ago said “a short-term border violation can never be a pretext for an attack”, had this to say: “We have serious doubts this was an unintended incident and believe this is a planned provocation” by Turkey.
Source: Meet The Man Who Funds ISIS: Bilal Erdogan, The Son Of Turkey’s President | Zero Hedge
The Obama administration is continuing to resist efforts by a top House Republican to gain access to the internal deliberations of federal scientists who authored a groundbreaking global warming study the lawmaker is investigating.
Source: NOAA chief tells lawmaker: No one will ‘coerce the scientists who work for me’ – The Washington Post
Impossible is a word to be found only in the dictionary of fools. – Napoleon Bonaparte
I usually spend my Sunday evenings in my warm house watching “The Walking Dead” or Sunday Night Football. Tonight, I’m doing something different. I’m checking into homeless shelter, as a homeless person. Why? 1) I want to discover what it’s like to be in solidarity with the poor beyond e-giving and Christmas shoe-boxes. 2) I talk a lot about social justice and “the least of these,” but I feel like there are so many barriers that keep me from understanding their experience. 3) The journalist inside me wants an adventure, some sort of immersion into the homeless life to see it firsthand.
Source: I Became Homeless for One Night and What I Discovered Was a Shocker.
President Xi Jinping announced a major overhaul of China’s military to make the world’s largest army more combat ready and better equipped to project force beyond the country’s borders. Under the reorganization, all branches of the armed forces would come under a joint military command, Xi told a meeting of military officials in Beijing, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. Bloomberg in September reported details of the plan, which may also seek to consolidate the country’s seven military regions to as few as four.
Source: China Announces Military Overhaul to Make Army More Combat Ready – Bloomberg Business
Russia is preparing to begin waging electronic warfare in Syria with the institution of jamming systems that are meant to prevent an incident similar to the attack on Tuesday that brought down a Russian plane in the war-torn region, according to reports by the Russian news media.
Source: Reports: Russia Launches Electronic Warfare in Syria as Tensions Rise – Washington Free Beacon
As 15-year-old secular Israeli boy named Natan had a near death experience on Monday, September 28, 2015 and returned to life describing Biblical prophecies about the End of Days. In a video posted on YouTube, Natan is shown speaking to an Orthodox Jewish audience in a synagogue in Israel, just days after his near death experience. He relates his understanding of what was revealed to him in the next world during the 15 minutes that he was pronounced clinically dead.
Source: Following Near Death Experience, Israeli Boy Returns Quoting End of Days Prophecy – Israel News