German scientist Herman Freibach achieved a world first this Thursday, when he successfully combined florescent genes from jellyfish and reindeer. Said Freibach, “This will make all the children of the world interested in science again this Christmas season.” After the formal interview he added: “I’m just glad it came out like the song. I was half expecting a jellyfish with horns.” The reindeer (named Rudolph of course) is doing well in his temporary pen on the outskirts of the Black Forest, but several major U.S. retail chains have already made bids to have the cheery science experiment displayed in their windows in New York City. When asked if he would sell, Freibach said, “I can always make more!”
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is…This Week in Science! Available at www.twis.org or on iTunes for free. This podcast covers some of the most interesting, mind-blowing, cool science stories from all across the spectrum. I now carry a small notebook in my back pocket when I’m listening to it so I can jot down some of the coolest tidbits for use in my stories, or things I want to tell people about.
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This is going to be so cool!
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Well, teleportation has been achieved. This opens many new doors for science (pun intended). I can’t wait to walk through the transporter in my house and instantly be at work, or in Scotland, or Japan,or wherever you want to be. Putting one on top of Everest and then people saying they’ve summitted would be cheating though. Check it out here.
Of course, this first step is nothing like what we all imagine, but it is a very important first step. Congratulations U of Maryland!