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Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time

Cloning technique produces human stem cells for the first time | Government Law | Scoop.it
Researchers say they have finally managed to use cloning technology to make human embryos and grow stem cells from them in the hopes of making perfectly matched grow-your-own tissue transplants.
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Scientist have finally devoloped a way to use cloning technology to grow human embryos and ultimately grow stem cells. These will hopefully be used as a "grow-your-own tissue" type of treatment. This new technology could save a lot of people from serious injury or even death, but there is always controversy surrounding stem cell research.

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dillon von berge's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:39 AM

This is a huge advancement cause scientists have been trying to master this for years. With this technology we can grow make tissue and even maybe whole ligaments.

Tanner Klemm's curator insight, May 16, 2013 11:55 AM

i think this is good but also a bad thing. someone could use this for bad things.

 

Henry Hartzler's comment, May 19, 2013 6:29 PM
This could make for huge advancements in the cures of many brain diseases such as Alzheimer's!
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‘Love is the law’: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs same-sex marriage bill | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota

‘Love is the law’: Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signs same-sex marriage bill | Duluth News Tribune | Duluth, Minnesota | Government Law | Scoop.it
As a crowd of thousands roared from the lawn of the state Capitol, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton signed the bill Tuesday that makes gay marriage legal here come Aug. 1.
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Mark Dayton signing the bill for gay marriage is a great step for Minnesota. The vote was very close, and it showed that everyone's vote does matter. The bill will take action starting August 1st.

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Robotic jellyfish could be undersea spy

Robotic jellyfish could be undersea spy | Government Law | Scoop.it
Researchers develop a robotic jellyfish that could be used for undersea surveillance.
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Researchers from Virginia Tech's College of Engineering have developed a underwater spy called Cyro. Cyro is a 5 million dollar robotic jellyfish that was funded by the U.S Naval Underwater Warfare Center. They hope to use it as a unmanned spy.
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Jacob Rabe's comment, May 13, 2013 12:36 AM
That is pretty neat stuff. It would be cool if it was a hovercraft instead of something that is in the wayer though. that would be sick
dillon von berge's comment, May 13, 2013 8:27 AM
I think this is pretty cool and I think it might actually look like a jellyfish from a distance under water.
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Brain Region Found to Control Aging

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A new study that was conducted on mice may reveal what part of the brain controls aging! The hypothalamus may control the secret to why we age, and we may possibly be able to control it. This could slow age related illnesses, and possibly extend people's life span.

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Tanner Klemm's curator insight, May 6, 2013 10:28 AM

This is a pretty cool study they found a part of the brain that controls how fast you age. if we could figure out how to slow this process then people could live alot longer!

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Native American tribe plans to dub 'Star Wars' in Navajo

Native American tribe plans to dub 'Star Wars' in Navajo | Government Law | Scoop.it
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The largest native american reservation in the United States plans to dub the classic Star Wars film. Manuelito Wheeler came up with the idea, and he plans for it to be all spoken in traditional Navajo language. He wants to preserve the Navajo language and their traditions.

 

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'Smart guns' could be next step in gun control

'Smart guns' could be next step in gun control | Government Law | Scoop.it
'Smart guns' use personalized technology to make sure the weapon only fires in the right hands. Advocates say they could be an important step in reducing gun violence.
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Researchers at the New Jersey Institute of Technology have been developing a new "smart gun". These guns are based off of the smart gun in James Bond "Skyfall". These guns can have pressure plates that only work in your hands, as well as special rings that indicate the right user. This could eliminate the sell of illegal guns, and they seem really cool!

 

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Jacob Rabe's comment, April 28, 2013 10:51 AM
That's pretty legit, but what if you have one of those and someone breaks into your house while your not there. Your family is screwed.
Henry Hartzler's comment, April 28, 2013 4:51 PM
I agree, this is a huge step forward! But it may be too expensive to ever really take in the common market. I could see them using these for CIA or FBI though, so that their "perp" couldn't pull their own gun on them.
dillon von berge's comment, April 29, 2013 8:53 AM
This is a cool idea but it just isn't practical at the moment. The only use I forsee it being used would be by the police like henry stated.
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Minnesota House Passes Education Budget - CBS Minnesota

Minnesota House Passes Education Budget - CBS Minnesota | Government Law | Scoop.it
Every school district in Minnesota would get state funding for all-day kindergarten under an education finance bill that was approved late Tuesday by the state House.

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This bill will greatly help our education in Minnesota. It still needs to be passed by the Senate, but the steps we are making now are good. The all day kindergarten will help with their education, but it will also make the demand for kindergarten teachers very high! Hopefully this bill passes so we can get more funding for education.

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Drew Fuchs's comment, April 28, 2013 12:57 PM
I think all day, every day kindergarten will be good for our school district and for others around the state. I also like this because I am going to school in Minnesota, so this is pretty good to see for me. This is a good step to improving education through the younger generations and continuing it all the way through higher education such as college.
Jack T. Nelson's comment, April 29, 2013 8:25 AM
I'm kinda ticked that this is just passed! I want te same benifits that future students will get!
bschub32's curator insight, May 1, 2013 3:28 PM

I think this will be an excellent bill for our state.  I feel our country is falling behind in education and this is a good step to getting back to the top.  The all day kindergarten will be essential in developing students at younger ages.  Education is very important and it is good to see our state is taking it very seriously.

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Authorities arrest Mississippi man in ricin letters to Obama, senator

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This Mississippi man attempted to send letters laced in ricin to President Barack Obama and the Republican Senator Roger Wicker of Mississippi. Luckily, both letters were intercepted. The White House has heavy security on mail coming into the president.

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Jacob Rabe's comment, April 22, 2013 8:33 AM
What a stupid idea. Does he actually think the letters wouldnt be found and traced back to him?
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Climate change will lead to bumpier flights, say scientists

Climate change will lead to bumpier flights, say scientists | Government Law | Scoop.it
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I am not excited for future flights. Any turbulence already scares me, and with the possibility of even more, I don't know if I'll even want to fly. I hope they come up with a new system to decrease turbulence, otherwise I might not be flying for a while!
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Jacob Rabe's comment, April 13, 2013 12:51 PM
Flying on planes is just awful. They should really invest some money in teleportation technology. It would be well spent.
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Rewrite the Second Amendment

Rewrite the Second Amendment | Government Law | Scoop.it
The violent rhetoric around gun ownership may drown out a quiet consensus.
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I believe that the second amendment should not be amended. People have the right to bear arms, and just because a few people misuse their right. I do believe there should be better laws on how easy it is to get automatic weapons.
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Henry Hartzler's comment, April 11, 2013 1:06 AM
I agree with the statement that gun laws should not be altered in the sense of the second amendment, people do have the right to bear arms. But do people really need automatic weapons? You don't use them for hunting. They definately need to limit their availability, but no matter what they do, unfortunately people will always be able to obtain them illegally.
Tanner Klemm's comment, April 12, 2013 12:33 PM
agreed matthew some people are just stupid.
Jearith David Winslow's comment, April 18, 2013 10:05 AM
The second amendment shouldn't even be touched because people can snap, doesn't matter who, but people do snap for reasons that are unknown to us. It doesn't matter who the person is. The second amendment is there for us to be able to protect ourselves, not go into a corner and cry while people are robbing you or there is another shoot out somewhere in the world.
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North Korea says jailed American is now in 'special prison'

North Korea says jailed American is now in 'special prison' | Government Law | Scoop.it
North Korea said Wednesday that the U.S. citizen it sentenced last month to 15 years of hard labor has begun his stay at a "special prison."
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North Korea sentenced Keneth Bae, a U.S. citizen, to 15 years of hard labor. He was arrested on the accusation that he was trying to bring down the regime of Kim Jong Un, but he was just working as a tour operator. They have now moved him into a "special prison" which North Korea won't give any details on.

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dillon von berge's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:41 AM

This does not sound good if I were sentenced to 15 years hard labor and was moved to a special prison I think I would be a little scared of what exactly this guy is going to be doing as hard labor in this special prison.

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The FBI's reported new plan to read your emails

The FBI's reported new plan to read your emails | Government Law | Scoop.it
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The government is trying to pass a law that would give them more power to put surveillance on people's Internet and email use.
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Jacob Rabe's comment, May 13, 2013 12:34 AM
That is some crazy stuff. total violation of some ammendments man
dillon von berge's comment, May 13, 2013 8:35 AM
Although I dont believe their gonna go read through all the emails in the us.I wouldn't be suprised if their already reading emails that have keywords that the FBI has chosen as dangerous. This is however a huge violation of privacy , but thats what happens when you give your privacy away to sites like google so you can use their email system.
dakota dodds's comment, May 15, 2013 10:40 PM
That is ridiculous to hear about, that is just messed up. They defiantly can not do something like that, with out reason.
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USA TODAY

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Mark Sanford redeemed himself this year by earning his seat on congress. He had been accused of an affair scandal and was forced to quit, but now he's back to prove himself.
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California may have to move 3,000 inmates at risk for Valley fever

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3,000 California inmates request to be moved to a different prison due to the risk of lethal lung disease. This is caused by the fugal pores found in the soil around that area. This causes a problem for California because they already struggle with overpopulating their prisons.

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Immigration debate gives life to annual rallies

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During massive debate parades, demonstators argued for a big change in immigration laws. Congress plans to consdier sweeping the legislation that would reveal the near 11 million illegal immigrants.

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Apple hints at 'exciting new product categories'

Apple hints at 'exciting new product categories' | Government Law | Scoop.it
Gadget fans eagerly awaiting the next wave of Apple products just got some good news, and some bad news.
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Apple isn't going to release new products until the fall, so that means something awesome is coming! Normally they release stuff every 3 to 4 months, so they must be thinking of something crazy. They are going to go away from the pads and pods, and work on "smartwatch" or a new connected Apple TV. EXCITING!!

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Jacob Rabe's comment, April 28, 2013 10:54 AM
Apple stuff is a bunch of junk. They just keep coming out with new stuff and everyone will keep buying it. For instance, who would want an iPad mini? some loser who collects apple products
dillon von berge's comment, April 29, 2013 8:40 AM
I agree with rabe there built to be the thing to own. Everyone will either have their new product or be wanting it. Unfortunately if u buy the new electronic device a New one will be out in a few months rendering yours obsolete. Apple products are overrated.
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'Star Wars' films to premiere every summer beginning in 2015 • Hypable

'Star Wars' films to premiere every summer beginning in 2015 • Hypable | Government Law | Scoop.it
Beginning with Star Wars: Episode VII, a new Star Wars movie will debut every summer thanks to standalone films.
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Disney announced that they will begin making a new Star Wars movie every summer beginning in 2015. The films will be directed by J.J. Abrams, so you no they are going to be amazing!

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Tanner Klemm's comment, April 18, 2013 9:18 AM
i never even watched star wars but it sounds cool!
Henry Hartzler's comment, April 18, 2013 9:32 AM
This is a good move by Disney! by continuously releasing films on a predictable schedule, they can build up anticipation and hype for each desired film. I can see them profiting greatly from these movies.
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The Politics of the 14th Amendment and the Debt Limit

The Politics of the 14th Amendment and the Debt Limit | Government Law | Scoop.it
The reasoning behind the 14th Amendment provision that addressed Civil War debt should be applied today, an economist writes.

Via MsHaeussinger
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I beleive that this amendment is still talking about our debt, even though times have changed drastically. Our country is in big time debt, and I think this is discussing just how large that debt limit is.

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Kole Carpenter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 9:05 PM

I think this can still pertain to are debt. Even though some time has past and there are differences in the debt we hold its still the same principles. The article states that the govenment didn't want to pay the debt for the confederacy which is kind of like how they are now blaming it on the republicans.

Austin Briske's comment, April 17, 2013 9:13 PM
This amendment should still pertain to our debt even though the year is different the circumstances are the same debt is debt no matter how you look at it. Even though it was passed during the civil war and after no one got rid of the amendment it should still apply since it is still in the constitution.
Dakota Swank's comment, April 18, 2013 11:18 AM
I think the ammendment is a bit out dated in the fact that we are spending money on new technologies and investments that will most likely affect the debt limit this bill states. But also, this bill somewhat signifies the ability to abolish the debt we possess in the turn of a new or overpowering government, or in a time of war. I would just be curious what the repercussions would be to China if we just say, yea this debt we owe you, in the trillions? yea id doesn't exist anymore, suck it. yea guessing that doesn't exactly make them to exited.
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Mercy rejected for Ohio man who killed 6-month-old

Mercy rejected for Ohio man who killed 6-month-old | Government Law | Scoop.it
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Ohio Parole Board on Wednesday rejected a plea for mercy by a condemned Ohio man who says he intended to rape his girlfriend's 6-month-old daughter but not to kill her.
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This man deserves the death penalty. What he did is absolutely terrible, and he doesn't even deserve to be in jail his whole life.
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Jacob Rabe's comment, April 13, 2013 12:45 PM
That's just messed up, man. People are crazy.