Doctor’s Save Woman’s Life With Fecal Transplant

 

Kaitlin Hunter had a severe bacterial infection that threatened her life, treatment with antibiotics killed the beneficial bacteria in her colon. Doctors transplanted feces from her mother’s colon into Kaitlin’s, giving her a new source of healthy bacteria.

Bill Nye Calls Creationism Inappropriate

The world’s most respected scientist, Bill Nye The Science Guy, appears in a video called “Creationism Is Not Appropriate For Children“. In the video Nye says “Your world just becomes fantastically complicated if you don’t believe in evolution”, and claims the United States is the main country where people deny the fact of evolution.

Curiosity Rover Lands Safely On Mars!

In a break with established tradition NASA didn’t screw up Sunday night and safely landed the new $2.5 billion Curiosity rover on Mars. In a picture-perfect operation the complex landing procedure that everyone said was sure to fail didn’t, and didn’t fail spectacularly. The rover sent its first images back Earth within minutes of touching down.

NASA’s Curiosity Rover To Attempt Mars Landing

You can watch live on various sources at 10:31 pm Pacific time Sunday / 1:31 am Eastern time Monday. Well – not really because there’s no one there to point a camera at it – but you can see the look on the NASA guy’s faces when it craters.

Giant Solar Flare To Strike Earth Tonight

A massive solar flare will strike the Earth tonight, and either cause some disruption to communications, or kill all life on the planet. We’ll let you know which tomorrow.

Microsoft Surprises No One With Tablet Announcement

Microsoft’s Steve Ballmer, looking more than slightly like a deer caught in Apple’s headlights, announces Microsoft’s soon-to-fail tablet entry, the Surface. Microsoft will manufacture millions of these, pour ungodly amounts of money into marketing and sales, and in the end will dump them into the Baltic Sea along with all those millions of copies of “Bob”.

Scientists To Probe Mysterious Baltic Anomaly

Swedish researchers Peter Lindberg and Dennis Asberg are returning to the site of the mysterious “Baltic Anomaly”, a strange circular formation on the floor of the Baltic Sea that they discovered last year while searching for a WWI shipwreck. Speculation about the nature of the site ranges from an emerging volcano to a crashed UFO.

SpaceX Private Spacecraft Launch Scrubbed

The launch of the SpaceX private spacecraft, scheduled to dock with the International Space Station, was called-off in its final seconds due to a problem with the rocket motor. SpaceX is NASA’s private enterprise answer to hitching rides on Russian spacecraft, which is not only embarrassing but scary.

Large Hadron Collider Discovers New Particle

Scientists working at the Large Hadron Collider announced they have discovered a new particle.

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN institute in Switzerland have announced the discovery of a new particle, though not the much sought-after Higgs boson – the fundamental particle that imparts mass.

“It’s even better” the team said. “The neutral Xi_b^star baryon is even more useful than the Higgs. The Higgs would merely lead to the ability to manipulate gravity, but this new particle is thought to be responsible for hair loss and male impotence! The benefits to mankind in controlling this particle are almost unlimited! It totally justifies the enormous cost of building the collider!

Scientists Claim Giant Cannibal Shrimp Are Invading U.S.A.

Sightings of the massive Asian tiger shrimp, which can eat their smaller cousins, were 10 times higher in 2011 than in 2010. The giant cannibal shrimp can grow to be 12 inches long and thirst for fresh blood. They are amphibious and like to hunt out of the water at night for what they jokingly refer to as "landfood".

Signals Detected From Distant Planet

And artist's rendering of the newly detected planet around a distant star.

NASA scientists have revealed they have detected signals from a small blue planet around a distant star. The inhabitants of the planet call it Kolob, and call themselves Mormos. Other than this the signals have as yet been undecipherable.

Iran Produces Copy Of Captured American Drone Aircraft

An actual photograph of the Iranian copy of a downed American drone aircraft. Iranian sources say hundreds of millions of Iranian rials were spent on the program.

Space Fence To Stop Debris, Aliens, Passes First Test

The new space fence should stop orbital debris and illegal space aliens from coming to Earth.

A radar “space fence” has passed its first tests conducted by the U.S. Air Force and designer Lockheed Martin. The fence, dubbed “Earth Picket One”, can detect and track millions of objects from the size of a small bolt to the size of an intergalactic space cruiser.

“The successful detection and tracking of resident space objects and non-resident space aliens are important steps in demonstrating technology maturity, cost certainty and low program risk,” Steve Bruce, vice president of the Space Fence program for Lockheed Martin, said in a statement. “Our final system design incorporates a scalable, solid-state S-band radar, with a higher wavelength frequency capable of detecting space junk and job-seeking life forms – even if they aren’t carbon-based.”

Scientists Measure Effect Of Fukushima Radiation On Ocean

Scientists have measured low levels of radioactivity up-to 400 miles off-shore of the damaged Fukishima nuclear plant that leaked radiation into the Pacific. However levels of radioactivity in fish are not decreasing, and many "hot spots" appear to exist on the sea floor.

STOP SOPA

Gracelessland will not have a post today as we stand in solidarity with the campaign to stop the "Stop Online Piracy Act", a flawed bill that would endanger the privacy and rights of everyone who uses the Internet. Or it could just be a good excuse to take a day off - either way, all you'll see here today is this graphic someone else made.

Hubble Telescope Makes Discoveries On Pluto

These images from the Hubble Space Telescope reveal complex organic molecules and simplistic political ideologies on Pluto's surface.

Researchers have revealed the discovery of possible complex organic molecules on the Surface of Pluto, found using the Hubble Space Telescope’s spectral imaging equipment.

Alan Stern, of the Southwest Research Institute in Boulder, Colo., said “This is an exciting finding because complex Plutonian hydrocarbons and other molecules that could be responsible for the ultraviolet spectral features we found with Hubble may, among other things, be responsible for giving Pluto its ruddy color.”

Stern also revealed the study has found strange features on Pluto that eject large amounts of hot gases into space. “These appear to be related to the Republican primary campaigns, and we expect these features will dry-up and blow away as we get into 2012.”