A child in a small province in China has a very unusual trait. Not only are his eyes blue but it was also discovered that he is able to see in the dark much like a cat can.
Ugur Acar underwent surgery for a face transplant, one of Turkey’s first. Doctors say the surgery was a complete success and expect Acar to make a full recovery in about 6 months. Acar’s reaction to seeing his face for the first time was one of complete amazement.
Genetic scientist have created a new “super soldier” ant with huge heads and jaws by activating ancient genes. They say that creating the mutant ants is as simple as placing a drop of a special hormone on ant larvae.
While these new super ants were bred in the lab, scientist indicate that this super ants can be found in the wild but are rare.
A couple in Port Charlotte, FL. are proud owners of a new Janus cat. A Janus cat is a cat born with two faces.
Nash Hand and his wife Amanda Forsythe joked about the possibility of having a cat with two faces after they saw another news article on the internet about a cat with two faces. They already had a pet cat that was expecting and thought what are the chances.
They named the two-faced kitten Harvey Dent after the Batman character who was also known as Two Face.
A new study conducted at the University of Sheffield in Britain suggests that the reason humans are covered in small, nearly invisible body hair is so that we can detect bugs crawling on our skin.
During the study, researchers shaved the arms of some participants and left the hair on others. Then they placed bed bugs on each subject’s arm and waited to see how long it took for each subject to notice the movement of the bugs. Those with arm hair noticed the movement much sooner than those without leading the researchers to conclude that the hair allows us to detect the movements of things crawling on our skin. One thing to note was that men seem to detect movement quicker presumably because men are more hairy than women.
Doctors in China managed to save a man’s partially severed finger by attaching it to his stomach. 20 year-old Wang Yongjun, a furniture worker, cut off the end of his middle finger with an electric saw in an accident at work. Wang was rushed to hospital where doctors had to think fast if they wanted to save the finger. Dr Huang Xuesong said the muscle and skin had been cut away from the end of his finger leaving only the bone showing. “We had to make a quick decision or he could have lost his finger. We decided to cultivate a new fingertip on his stomach,” he said. Doctors operated and attached Wang’s finger to his stomach in the hope that new skin and muscle would grow around it.
After doctors were unable to reattach his thumb, James Byrne opted to have his big toe transplanted to his hand in order to regain some dexterity.