Saturday, July 17, 2010

Human Sperm Gene Is 600 Million Years Old - Science Daily

Updated: Saturday, 17 July 2010 at 11:04 PM

Thanks to TheRationalizer for the link.
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Just as styles in sexy clothes or fashion change from year to year and culture to culture, "sexy" genes, or genes specific to sex, also change rapidly. But there is one sex-specific gene so vital, its function has remained unaltered throughout evolution and is found in almost all animals, according to new research from Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

The gene, called Boule, is responsible for sperm production. Northwestern scientists also discovered in their research that Boule appears to be the only gene known to be exclusively required for sperm production from an insect to a mammal.

"This is the first clear evidence that suggests our ability to produce sperm is very ancient, probably originating at the dawn of animal evolution 600 million years ago," said Eugene Xu, assistant professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Feinberg. "This finding suggests that all animal sperm production likely comes from a common prototype."

Xu is senior author of a paper on the study that will be published July 15 in PLoS Genetics.

The discovery of Boule's key role in perpetuating animal species offers a better understanding of male infertility, a potential target for a male contraceptive drug and a new direction for future development of pesticides or medicine against infectious parasites or carriers of germs.

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More support for evolution!

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At the risk of drawing attention to a hateful organization... - Lady Gaga

Saturday, July 17, 2010 
I would like to make my little monster fans aware of a protest being held outside the Monsterball in St.Louis tonight. Although we have had protesters before, as well as fundamentalists at the show, this group of protesters are hate criminals and preach using lewd and violent language and imagery that I wish I protect you all from. Their message is of hatred and divisiveness, but inside at the Monsterball we preach love and unity. 

My request to all little monsters and public authorites is to pay these hate criminals no mind. Do not interact with them, or try to fight, Do not respond to any of their provocation. Don't waste your words, or feelings, no matter what you hear or see you are more fortunate and blessed than they are, and in your heart just pray for them. Although I respect and do not judge anyone for their personal views on any politics or religion, this group in particular to me, is violent and dangerous I wanted to make my fans aware of my views on how to approach, or rather not approach, these kinds of hate activists. 

Be inspired to ignore their ignorant message, and feel gratitude in your heart that you are not burdened or addicted to hate, as they are. X

How can you not love this woman?

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The Periodic Table of Irrational Nonsense

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Viral "Double Rainbow" Video Inspires Legions of Spin-offs

Just when I thought I had laughed all I could at the Double Rainbow Mashable goes and posts this!

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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Too many holes.

I build an emptiness toward whores that need smoke and skin to reflect
emptiness into a sky that devoids itself of sun & moon, and I shake
stars into nihilistic crypts built by failed gladiators waiting for
the rain to pour...On my left shoulder is the god-loving cunt begging
for sluts and fags to build golden shit-storms of the mind that out
politic the senator from Asia and out-dance the man from
And I eat it up like a queen that can butch it up to the point that I
deny my cock when it suits me right so that I can still make my rent
as opposed to destroying your mind while still holding my ground amid
a Jeffersonian bore.

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