Playing the mirror game just got a whole lot easier: Scientists link the brains of two rats together
"In an experiment that sounds straight out of a science fiction movie, a Duke neuroscientist has connected the brains of two rats in such a way that when one moves to press a lever, the other one does, too — most of the time."
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Creating artificial (lab-grown) eggs and sperm that are viable in reproduction has been a tricky quest, but a research team in Japan have done just that. By creating mice sperm and mice eggs in the lab, they have for the first time, created babies (baby mice) from the artificial cells. The next step might be creating new eggs or sperm for humans who might not have any other option for having children.
In the future, the old nursery rhyme “Three Blind Mice” may not make sense, at least not after scientists cured blindness in mice after scientists figured out how to cure diseased retinas, restoring the eye’s ability to send signals to the brain.
In more interesting mouse science news, mice administered a dose of carbon buckyballs in olive oil had their lifespans double compared to a control group. If you combine that with the mice that developed gigantic testicles after eating yogurt, you would have some sort of ancient, super fertile mouse mutants.
While testing the effects of yogurt on obesity, a group of researchers at MIT discovered that the yogurt they were feeding the test mice had an interesting side effect— it gave them much bigger balls. This hasn’t been observed in humans, because lord knows if it worked, I’d barely be able to sit down. Yogurt is damn good, son.
If you like playing a sniper, and everyone knows sniping is the best— being that invisible hand of death on the battlefield is a great feeling— the Shogun Bros Ballista MK1 is a precision gaming mouse that’s for you.
I don’t know about you, but I know that I always run into the problem of buying a silver skull pendant from some guy in an alley and right away I have to rush home to make sure it’s the right weight, only to find that my mouse doesn’t have a digital scale built in. What the fuck’s up with that?