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On March 25th, 2012 a teenaged girl was talking on the phone, when suddenly the sidewalk below her gave way. Wang Wei was a taxi driver in the area, who witnessed the collapse and came to check on the young girl.
“I called out to her but she didn’t respond. After I shook her a little, she came to,”Wang told the Telegraph.
After a short time, emergency came to their aid and were able to get both Wang and the young girl out of the 19-foot hole that had been created.
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- Drilling to take place in Palmyra sinkhole area on Route 422 (pennlive.com)
- Family sues UDOT over teen’s death at sinkhole ()
- This Russian town is plagued by massive, spontaneous sinkholes [Holy Crap Wtf] (io9.com)
Jeffs, 55, who is serving a 130-year sentence for sexually assaulting two of his many under-age wives, had been refusing to eat properly for the past three days while behind bars and became so weak he dropped into a coma, sources said.
Just recently, Jeffs was moved to the Louis C. Powledge Unit, located west of Palestine, Texas. Here is where he was put into solitary confinement and spent 22 hours a day in a hot, muggy cell. There was no air conditioning in the cell and seeing how hot it has been in Texas lately, this may have contributed to his becoming so dehydrated.
At this time, he is in a coma and has been declared in critical, but stable, condition. Personally, I don’t care if he survives and wish someone would just pull the plug so no one has to pay for him to stay alive.
Before Jeffs was moved to Louis C. Powledge Unit, he was in the county jail and an officer there had explained that his sexual drive was well above most other inmates. Rick Bradley, the former prison guard, had said that “the child molester, who used to preach to his congregants about abstaining from the act, masturbated continuously while in custody.” In fact, he apparently masturbated about 15 times a day in plain view of everyone in the jail. What a creep.
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Life on Mars closer than ever for man claims scientist creating artificial life that feeds off carbon dioxide
Last year, Mr. Venter shocked the science community (as well as many others), when he revealed that he had created the world’s first synthetic organism. By expanding on this, Venter and his team are “working on engineering the cells to grow by consuming carbon dioxide.”
Engineered organisms would have huge implications for Earth, where it could potentially be used to stem climate change and help feed a population that will soon top seven billion.
He said the technology could also be used to build a new civilisation on Mars, as its thin atmosphere is 95 per cent carbon dioxide, according to Space.com.
It is believed that these cells will be able to produce a variety of different things from the 95% carbon dioxide environment on the Red Planet.
The maverick biologist and billionaire entrepreneur, who made his money founding profitable research companies, created the lifeform by synthesising a DNA code and injecting it into a single bacteria cell.
The cell containing the man-made DNA then grew and divided, creating a hitherto unseen lifeform that was nicknamed ‘Synthia.’
There is definitely still some criticism and skepticism when it comes to this experiment, but “Dr Venter says his team are working on genetically engineering synthetic cells to use carbon dioxide to make food, fuel and plastics.” To be able to use the environments natural resources and provide human necessities would be a great step in the direction of possibly inhabiting another planet, Mars, within our solar system. Seeing as our population here on Earth is growing and resources are diminishing, this could be a great thing for humanity and Earth. Although, it could also just bring unsolved issues to a new planet; The consequences could corrupt another environment.
Personally, I feel if there are other planets out there, uninhabited, then we may as well give it a try to attempt to find a way to make those environments inhabitable for humans. While it could go wrong, it could also go very right. This gives both Earth and Mars a chance to open up our solar system and gives us more options.
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