Author: Paul Gordon

California bank robbery suspect found inside couch at home

If you want to escape the police after a robbery, why not try your couch? That’s what this guy did. But, alas, it didn’t work. from http://www.fox25boston.com/news/california-bank-robbery-suspect-found-inside-couch-at-home/558791745 Police say a bank robbery suspect was arrested after officers found him hiding inside a couch at his Southern California home. Investigators say Francisco Hernandez was caught on surveillance video June 30 entering a bank, pulling a semi-automatic handgun from a large envelope and demanding money. The 39-year-old was identified as a suspect and a search warrant was served Wednesday at his home in Ventura. SWAT officers entered the house and with...

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Scientists Reveal ‘Molecular Recorder’ That Can Play Back Movies Through DNA

So they’ve played a movie back, on DNA. Seems legit. Nothing scary about this, at all. from https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/07/170712145623.htm For the first time, a primitive movie has been encoded in — and then played back from — DNA in living cells. Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health say it is a major step toward a “molecular recorder” that may someday make it possible to get read-outs, for example, of the changing internal states of neurons as they develop. “We want to turn cells into historians,” explained neuroscientist Seth Shipman, Ph.D., a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard Medical School, Boston....

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Man Trapped in ATM Sends Notes to Customers to Get Out

Next time you pull up to the ATM, make sure someone’s not trapped inside of it. from https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/true-crime/wp/2017/07/13/an-atm-dispensed-cash-and-notes-for-help-from-a-man-trapped-inside/ A police officer driving near the waterfront in Corpus Christi, Tex., Wednesday afternoon was waved down and given an unusual tip: an ATM was dispensing handwritten notes scribbled with an existential appeal — “please help.” It had to be a joke, the responding officers believed. A Bank of America ATM spitting emergency notes with cash and receipts sounded like an absurdly constructed plot of a gotcha live television show. Then the machine starting talking. “Sure enough, we can hear a little...

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Kenyan Runner Outruns 2 Bears in Maine Woods

When going in the woods, unless you’re armed, don’t go with this guy, because if a bear comes after you guys, you’re gonna have a bad day. from http://www.nydailynews.com/newswires/sports/professional-runner-outsprints-2-bears-training-woods-article-1.3306269 A professional runner from Kenya who was out training on a nature trail in the woods near his home in Maine says he encountered two charging black bears but was able to outrun them during a frantic sprint to a nearby vacant house for cover. Moninda Marube said when he saw the bears early Wednesday his instincts kicked in and he did what he does best: run. He told the...

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Rat Cares for Orphaned Kittens in Brooklyn Cat Cafe

Rats and Cats, oh my! In this cafe, rats take care of orphan cats. from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/rats-kittens-brooklyn-cat-cafe_us_59664d4ee4b09b587d6421bc?section=us_weird-news Please, no one tell Emile that most people consider cats and rats to be natural enemies. The young brown rat appeared in an adorable, if surprising, Instagram video last week, tenderly bathing two kittens. Emile and his friend, a gray and white rat named Remy, help out with kitten care at Brooklyn Cat Cafe, a feline-centric establishment in New York run by Brooklyn Bridge Animal Welfare Coalition. The cafe features adoptable cats and kittens from BBAWC, as well as a few from other...

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