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According to Scientists, They Can Recreate Real Dinosaurs In 5-10 Years

This isn’t going to end well.

We’ve all seen Jurassic Park and so we all know recreating dinosaurs can be a terrible idea. Still, several news reports tell us that, yes, scientists are pursuing such a project. The scary part? Well they are pretty optimistic that we’ll soon have dinosaurs again within the next 5 to 10 years.

Ironically, Dr. Jack Horner, one of the paleontologists involved in the genetic research, was a consultant for the Jurassic flicks and was the inspiration for the character of Dr. Alan Grant.

Initially, Dr. Horner believed that recreating these monstrous creatures required working with DNA strands but studies about DNA degradation over the years have made that an impossible direction to take.

However, a group of scientists from Harvard and Yale have discovered a more feasible alternative – chickens.

Scientists from Harvard and Yale are currently working on turning chickens into dinosaurs.

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In an interview with People magazine, Dr. Horner explained:

“Of course, birds are dinosaurs. So we just need to fix them so they look a little more like a dinosaur.”

According to Horner, the team has made great progress mutating chickens back to their ancestors, the dinosaurs. Moreover, they have also tried inserting woolly mammoth genes into elephants to recreate its ancient counterpart.

Paleontologist Dr. Jack Horner believes “it won’t take too long” before they can recreate real dinosaurs again.

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Currently, the group is working on four major differences between dinosaurs and chicken namely the birds’ tails, arms, hands, and mouths. Horner and his crew believe that in no time, they will be able to reverse-engineer a chicken’s beak into a dinosaur snout.

He said:

“Actually, the wings and hands are not as difficult. The tail is the biggest project. But on the other hand, we have been able to do some things recently that have given us hope that it won’t take too long.”

Watch Dr. Jack Horner’s interview about the project here:

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So brace yourselves, folks. We might soon get a “chickenosaurus” in our midst.

This isn’t going to end well.

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Tiny Ancient Egyptian Coffin Contains A Surprising Secret

No one was expecting the revelation inside this particular coffin…

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Researchers curating a collection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in a UK museum rediscovered a tiny coffin measuring only 17 inches long.

For over the century the tiny coffin has been at the Fitzwilliam Museum, nobody knew or even suspected the big secret the sarcophagus was hiding within.

It was Initially assumed to contain mummified organs traditionally removed during ancient ritual burials. When researchers ran a cross sectional CT scan of the cedar sarcophagus, they were amazed at what it contained.

The timeworn coffin contained the remains of a human fetus!

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Finally, Someone Invented and Tested A Hoverboard That Actually Flies

This could be the most awesome futuristic ride.

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With how fast the world is changing and greatest technological innovations are coming left and right, it's not surprising to get a taste of the future and be blown away by some 'out of this world' stuff that we used to only read in books or watch in 'sci-fi flicks. 'The future is here and now,' so they say.

At first glance, you might remember Green Goblin's glider from the Spiderman movie or another version from the classic film 'Back to the Future.' But this is no movie though. This is the real deal.

Zapata Racing, a company known for creating water and jet ski powered hoverboards uploaded a video which quickly went viral, now with almost 5 million views on YouTube. It features French jet ski champion Franky Zapata with his latest and futuristic aircraft-- the Flyboard Air or the so-called 'revolutionary hoverboard.'

Yes, it just got real.

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These People Embark on a Special Journey and Discover Their Genetic Roots

How would you feel about taking a journey based on your DNA?

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How would you feel about taking a journey based on your DNA?

Sounds intriguing, right? This was the question posed to unsuspecting volunteers by Momondo's project  The DNA Journey. The volunteers were of different nationalities and ethnic origin, each with a different story about their ancestry. In spite of their different backgrounds, there was an evident and common denominator among all the volunteers - their confidence about their cultural identity.

But that was before they took the a journey into their DNA background. Momondo offered the volunteers an interesting and one-of-a-kind travel experience - tracing back their genetic roots. When the results of their DNA tests were revealed, the volunteers were astounded.

Watch how they explored their genetic diversity in this video:...

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