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Old 01-06-2012, 12:39 AM   #46
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:49 AM   #47
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Hazard, are you a whiskey drinker? I mostly drink JD, then moved on to Gentleman Jack.. recently a buddy and I have been drinking Jim Beans Devil's cut.. but I am looking to try new kinds.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:51 AM   #48
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Whoa, how did I not see this thread? This is awesome.
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Old 01-06-2012, 12:55 AM   #49
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Whoa, how did I not see this thread? This is awesome.

It went on a few month hiatus, I'm bringing it back and stronger than ever!
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:02 AM   #50
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Welcome to a brave new world: Genetic scientists create freakish man-made monster ants with huge heads and jaws






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Nightmarish 'supersoldier' ants with huge heads and jaws have been created by activating ancient genes.
Scientists believe the monster ants may be a genetic throwback to an ancestor that lived millions of years ago.
Scientists say they can create the supersoldiers at will by dabbing normal ant larvae with a special hormone - the larvae then develop into supersoldiers rather than normal soldier or worker ants.

Supersoldier ants can occur naturally in the wild, but only rarely. In the deserts of America and Mexico, their job is to protect the colony from raids by invading army ants.
The supersoldiers use their enormous heads to block the nest entrance and attack any enemy ants that get too close.

Scientists showed that ordinary ants of the species Pheidole morrisi contain all the genetic 'tools' needed to turn them into supersoldiers - they just need a hormonal push.
The research is reported today in the journal Science.


Authors Dr Rajendhran Rajakumar, from McGill University, Canada, and colleagues wrote: 'We uncovered an ancestral development potential to produce a novel supersoldier subcaste that has been retained throughout a hyperdiverse ant genus that evolved 35 to 60 million years ago.'
The results suggest that holding on to ancestral development toolkits may play an important role in evolving new physical traits, say the researchers.


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Old 01-06-2012, 01:05 AM   #51
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Mr. Scientist #1: So what are you doing with your research?
Mr. Scientist #2: I'm trying to find a cure for cancer, and you?
Mr. Scientist #1: I'm making giant ants.
Mr. Scientist #2: ...
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:09 AM   #52
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Mr. Scientist #1: So what are you doing with your research?
Mr. Scientist #2: I'm trying to find a cure for cancer, and you?
Mr. Scientist #1: I'm making giant ants.
Mr. Scientist #2: ...

Mr. Scientist #1: 1.. Mr. Scientist #2: 0
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:10 AM   #53
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:16 AM   #54
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Hazard, are you a whiskey drinker? I mostly drink JD, then moved on to Gentleman Jack.. recently a buddy and I have been drinking Jim Beans Devil's cut.. but I am looking to try new kinds.
Haha I'd drink anything that's over 100 years old. I'm more on the vodka side of things, but if I do drink whiskey I also go with our friend Jack. Cant go wrong. Also if you're into dark rum try The Kraken. I was chugging that shit out the bottle when I first tried it.
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The ant stuff....sounds terrible.
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Haha I'd drink anything that's over 100 years old. I'm more on the vodka side of things, but if I do drink whiskey I also go with our friend Jack. Cant go wrong. Also if you're into dark rum try The Kraken. I was chugging that shit out the bottle when I first tried it.
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Old 01-06-2012, 01:55 AM   #58
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Also try Captain Morgan Private Stock. Been craving this one for a while, might grab a bottle this weekend.
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Meet the grandparents: Researchers use forensics to rebuild 27 faces of man's ancestors, stretching back 7 million years

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An exhibition in Dresden, Germany has used forensic technology to recreate some of the most distant members of the human evolutionary 'family' - ancestors stretching back seven million years.
The 27 model heads were created using fossil remains, and includes a glimpse of sahelanthropus tchadensis, an ancestor dated to about seven million years ago, when our 'hominid 'ancestors' first originated in Africa.

Forensic anthropologists use similar computer-assisted techniques to police teams attempting to reconstruct human remains - and the near-complete skulls of ancestors such as sahelanthropus tchadensis have allowed researchers to reconstruct lifelike faces of what out ancestors might have looked like.
Salhelanthropus tchadensis dates to a time before humans and chimpanzees, our closest evolutionary cousins, became genetically separate.
'Using forensic anthropological methods, the various hominids were recreated not as characteristic ideals, but as individuals,' says the museum. 'Each one tells its own story: where they lived, what they ate, their likely cause of death and much more.'
Some of the oldest spears ever found are also on display - dating back 400,000 years.

'There is little doubt that Africa is the cradle of humanity: this is where the most ancient remains of our ancestors were unearthed,' says the museum.
'The exhibition introduces you to the excavation sites in Africa where scientists are conducting research into the origins of mankind.
'Every step in the scientific process is clearly explained, showing exactly how conclusions are reached.'



















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