Category: Life Is Like Science Fiction

Man Accused of Assault With a Live Power Line | NBC Washington

While danger from Mother Nature’s fury was blowing away from the region Sunday, police said a man-made act of road rage took place in Silver Spring, Md.

via NBC Washington.

Cancer-fighting virus shown to target tumors alone | Reuters

Researchers have shown for the first time that a single intravenous infusion of a genetically engineered virus can home in on cancer, killing tumor cells in patients without harming healthy tissue.

Read more at Reuters.

US man impaled through eye with pruning shears – Telegraph

Leroy Luetscher was working in his back garden when he dropped a pair of pruning shears, which landed point-side down in the ground.

Read more at Telegraph.

Eyeborg Man Rob Spence Fits Video Camera Into Prosthetic Eye

“It wasn’t easy but because it’s so like (science) fiction, engineers had a lot of fun making it.

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Giant rat killed by pitchfork in Marcy Houses is believed to be Gambian pouched rat

It sounds like an urban legend: giant mutant-looking rats roaming a city housing project.  Only there’s a picture.

via  NY Daily News




Fukushima caesium leaks equal 168 Hiroshimas – Telegraph

Japans government estimates the amount of radioactive caesium-137 released by the Fukushima nuclear disaster so far is equal to that of 168 Hiroshima bombs.

Read more at Telegraph.

Diamond World Discovered by Astronomers

A planet-like body 4,000 light years away may be the compacted remains of a white dwarf star that is now mostly diamond.

Read more at Scientific American Podcast.

Filling without drilling – University of Leeds

Researchers at the University of Leeds have discovered a pain-free way of tackling dental decay that reverses the damage of acid attack and re-builds teeth as new. The pioneering treatment promises to transform the approach to filling teeth forever.

via University of Leeds.

Anger Gives You a Creative Boost: Scientific American

Though anger may be unpleasant to feel, it is associated with a variety of attributes that may facilitate creativity. First, anger is an energizing feeling, important for the sustained attention needed to solve problems creatively.

Read more at Scientific American.

Earthquake Strikes East Coast

An earthquake sent tremors from the nation’s capitol to New York City Tuesday afternoon, the result of what officials said was a 5.8 magnitude earthquake based in Virginia.