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:
Truly, we have more in common with the world than we think. Although our cultures are diverse, we are connected to one another, even if we don’t know it and acknowledge it. As one of the volunteers has said, there would be no extremism and hate if people knew about their heritage.
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Scientists Engineer “Second Skin” That Can Banish Wrinkles and Eyebags
This liquid silicone-based polymer may very well become the anti-aging erase-all of the future…
Baby boomers and generation Y-ers fretting over the passage of time on their faces and bodies may have hope soon in a high-tech solution scientists have created out of a protective polymer that effectively banishes wrinkles and eye bags.
While it may sound like something out of a science fiction movie, engineers from MIT, Olivo Labs, Living Proof, and Massachusetts General Hospital have put their heads, as well as their resources together to come up with what they call a "second skin."
Imagine a brand new layer of "skin"...
Japanese Students Hatched a Chick Outside its Egg in an Awesome Science Experiment
For the first time in history, a chick has been hatched outside its shell, thanks to the inquisitive minds of a Japanese professor and his students.
In an awesome experiment performed by a group of Japanese high schoolers, a chick was successfully hatched outside of its egg shell. The chicken egg was placed in plastic wrap suspended over a plastic cup. Afterwards, the cup was covered and placed inside the incubator. According to Professor Tanaka, the biology professor in charge of the students, placing the egg in a clear plastic cup allows proper observation of the chicken embryo's development.
Watch how the chick was successfully hatched in the video below:
Heimlich Maneuver Creator Uses Own Invention to Save Woman
Dr. Heimlich has demonstrated the maneuver countless of times, but has never used it in a life and death situation before.
Dr. Henry Heimlich, 96, was quietly eating his dinner in the dining room of the Deupree House, a senior living community in Cincinnati, Ohio when Patty Gill Ris, who was sitting next to him, started choking.
Luckily for her, Dr. Heimlich was also there on the scene. Dr. Henry Heimlich is the inventor of the Heimlich maneuver, an emergency response technique for choking which has saved countless lives in the past. So naturally, when he saw that Ms. Ris needed help, he immediately responded by performing the maneuver - by placing his arms around the woman's waist, putting his fist under her ribcage, and pressing three times. The woman immediately coughed out the cause of the blockage - a piece of hamburger meat.
"I'm lucky that I sat there. And God put me right there at that table right next to Dr. Heimlich", Patty Gill said in an interview.
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