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My Ninja, Please! 4.4.11: GMO Cows Making Human Milk

MMMM MMMM MMMMMMM… just like Mama used to make. My Ninja, Please!

The scientists have successfully introduced human genes into 300 dairy cows to produce milk with the same properties as human breast milk.

Human milk contains high quantities of key nutrients that can help to boost the immune system of babies and reduce the risk of infections.

The scientists behind the research believe milk from herds of genetically modified cows could provide an alternative to human breast milk and formula milk for babies, which is often criticised as being an inferior substitute.

They hope genetically modified dairy products from herds of similar cows could be sold in supermarkets. The research has the backing of a major biotechnology company.

The work is likely to inflame opposition to GM foods. Critics of the technology and animal welfare groups reacted angrily to the research, questioning the safety of milk from genetically modified animals and its effect on the cattle’s health. [Read the rest of this absurdity here]

This is almost as sweet as the bovines/swines that glow in the dark. But seriously, people, I mean, think about it! Are we really supposed to be drinking cow’s milk anyway? Why do we think it’s acceptable to drink that but not human milk? Doesn’t that seem ass-backwards? Just sayin’…

Besides possible cancer-causing effects, this is probably better for the chil’rens.


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Posted: April 4th, 2011
at 12:50pm by Black Ock

Categories: mnp is for the children,grub,fo' real?,science

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What Ever Happened to Wind Energy?

In 2010 installations collapsed- and now the "Wind Explorer" has driven along the coast of Australia for 10 Euros of electricity.

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Posted: March 24th, 2011
at 9:56am by mnp

Categories: myninjaplease,green,weaponry,design,fo' real?,science,travel,development

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Happy Super Moon!

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Posted: March 19th, 2011
at 5:11pm by mnp

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Blogger Fined

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Libel and creating a "defamation zone" these are the charges brought against Johnny Northside. Read below for part of the story:

Moore, after being fired by the Jordan Area Community Council in January 2009, was hired at the U of M’s Urban Research and Outreach/Engagement Center to study mortgage foreclosures. When Hoff found out, he wrote a post accusing Moore of being involved in a "high-profile fraudulent mortgage," one of several that resulted in a 16-year prison sentence for former real estate agent Larry Maxwell. Moore was not charged in the Maxwell case.

Hoff said he told the truth and had documentation.

District Judge Denise Reilly threw out four of the five statements, saying they were either opinion or the comments of others on the blog. With respect to the remaining statement, the jury agreed with Clark’s claim that Hoff had committed "tortious interference" by meddling with Moore’s employment. Clark pointed out to the jury that Hoff, in a later blog post, took partial credit for Moore’s firing. (Source)

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Posted: March 16th, 2011
at 1:43pm by mnp

Categories: myninjaplease,life,fo' real?,real life news,blogs,internets,law,ethics

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MNP is reaching out to those effected by the recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan, Google Crisis Response now has a resource site, with emergency information. Here is a list of ways that you can help.

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Posted: March 11th, 2011
at 1:43pm by mnp

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Powered only by human motion, this is a project by a group of college students in Japan made from aluminum sheets and pipes. To see it in action, watch the video.>

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Posted: March 10th, 2011
at 11:02am by mnp

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Cultural References

The video below is both humorous and curious in its stage-y, daytime TV’d out way. If you don’t speak Spanish, well, first of all, you should probably learn Spanish. But, if’n you don’t, they’re basically saying that they took the little girl seen in the video, put her in a white camisole, brushed her hair, and stationed her creepily in a hotel lobby. They stress that they did nothing else to the girl, sans makeup or special effects. Watch how people react at the slightest allusion to "The Shining." Again, humorous and curious.

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I would also like to point out that the cleaning lady’s reaction is perfectly priceless. The three or four different scenarios I can imagine for her are absolutely blowing my mind. This hearkens back to our Japanese Video of the Week days, eh?

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Posted: March 8th, 2011
at 9:15am by Black Ock

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Sundown, USA

An article expounds upon a new book by an author about America’s Sundown Towns, over at the Washington Post (go figure).A It was a good read and comes highly recommended (both book and article, that is.

If Loewen’s first priority is to unveil what he calls the "hidden history" of sundown towns, his second is to debunk the widely held idea that when the issue is race, the South is always "the scene of the crime," as James Baldwin famously wrote. The incidence of sundown communities in the South, Loewen reports, was actually far lower than it was in a Midwestern state such as Illinois, in which roughly 70 percent of towns were sundown towns in 1970. "This does not make whites in the traditional South less racist than [those] in . . . other regions of the country," he suggests. (From the Post)

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Posted: February 23rd, 2011
at 10:54am by Black Ock

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How the Hippies Saved Physics

MIT Professor David Kaiser describes the field of physic’s bumpy transition from New Age to cutting edge.

In recent years, the field of quantum information science has catapulted to the cutting edge of physics. Long before the big budgets and dedicated teams, however, the field smoldered on the scientific sidelines within the hazy, bong-filled excesses of the 1970s New Age movement. Many of the ideas that now occupy the core of quantum information science once found their home amid an anything-goes counterculture frenzy, a mishmash of spoon-bending psychics, Eastern mysticism, LSD trips, CIA spooks chasing mind-reading dreams, and comparable "Age of Aquarius" enthusiasts.>

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Posted: January 26th, 2011
at 1:16pm by Koookiecrumbles

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