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Monthly Archives: April 2009

From DreamDogs:

Glowing animals have been all the rage in recent years, with scientists creating glowing pigs and mice in the past. This South Korean experiment represents the first time that dogs have been made to glow in the dark.

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The cloned dogs were made by using skin cells from a beagle, which were then inserted with fluorescent genes and implanted into eggs. The eggs were then placed in the womb of the mother. The mother gave birth to six glow in the dark beagles in 2007, but two of the puppies died shortly after.

Far from just producing glowing dogs, what the experiment has shown is that cells can be implanted with specific traits, which can then be used to produce cures for diseases.

More: Glow in the dark dogs cloned by scientists

Will the Internet replace universities? (via Discover)

Swine flu: Twitter’s power to misinform (via FP)

TFLN: texts from last night (TFLN)

28 online photo editing websites to have fun with (via 1stwebdesigner)

Google News Timeline (Newstimeline)

HOWTO: Track swine flu online (via Mashable)

There was a point when GeoCities was the buzzword of nerds in the 90’s up to the early 2000’s. Its basic interface, which seems crude and rudimentary to today’s standards, represents the apogee of html geekness. Fifteen years later and countless trashy-looking websites later, GeoCities finally dies.

Related: So Long GeoCities: We Forgot You Still Existed

Did anyone ever see this NOT coming at all? Bet not.

CA: Smith not guilty of rape

A needle in a haystack. Amazing.

So she jumped into the animal’s forbidden enclosure.

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And oh how she paid for her profound incredulity.

Related: Pictured: Shocking moment polar bear attacks woman who climbed zoo enclosure

AP exec doesn’t know it has a YouTube channel; threatens affiliate for embedding videos (via TechCrunch)

The dark side of Dubai (via Independent)

Agencies need to think more Facebook, Twitter, less TV (via AdvertisingAge)

Philippines: Cops take pictures of bus travelers to combat terrorism (via BusinessMirror)

Secret to marital bliss? Don’t have kids (via MSNBC)

Teenager tries to bankrupt family by sending $4,756.25 in text messages (via Consumerist)

From April 4th to 12th, the rest of the world sans the Philippines revels in an annual series of parties in celebration of humanity’s achievements in space exploration. Dubbed Yuri’s Night – named after Yuri Gagarin, the first man on space – people from across continents come together to celebrate the human race’s past and future in outer space. The World Party Space happens from San Carlos de Bariloche in Argentina to Novosibirsk in Russia, but not in this archipelago by the Pacific which subsists on old terrestrial truths.

It’s the ultimate spot to see and be seen. And pee on the dance floor for all the world to see. Ultra-exclusive Embassy in pretentious The Fort is a hotbed of bejeweled socialites, well-toned models, rich bratty kids, and all else trying real hard to keep up with the Joneses. Setting foot in this place is as good as selling your soul to the devil, and it’s only worth as much as the drugged piss of this female pig.

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Nothing worth noting, but something to be curious about: In its most recent survey of Asia’s most corrupt economies, the Political and Economic Risk Consultancy (PERC) has tagged Indonesia and Thailand as Asia’s most corrupt, replacing last year’s cellar-dweller the Philippines. In fact, the survey says RP has made considerable strides in combating corruption in its own territory, adding that “the actual level of corruption is not as bad as it is often portrayed.” From being last year’s worst performer, RP has managed to clinch numerous notches up the ladder, garnering a grade better than Indonesia, Thailand, Cambodia, India, and Vietnam, but still not nearly as good as Malaysia, Taiwan, China, Macau, South Korea, Japan, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Of course eradicating the “culture of corruption” is not an overnight task, but for what it’s worth, this bit of news is (hopefully) a tiny step toward the right direction.