December 2014

Science Vampire

Science Vampire Discovered

Villagers from Poland in the 17th and 18th century buried certain people with sickles across their throats or they put rocks in their jaw, in order to make sure they didn't rise from the dead.  Researchers believe they know why. One study reported that the supposed vampires were locals who most likely perished in the cholera epidemics that were popular among the region.

Oldest carvings

Shell Carving found may be one of the oldest drawings known to human kind

A new study has discovered that ancient inhabitants not only ate fresh water shellfish, but carved into their shells as well as used them as tools. Researchers discovered carvings 540,000 and 430,000 years ago. This could be the oldest art work from human kind. Researchers are still determining this by doing a carbon dating examiniation on the shells.

Traveling to Mars

NASA to bring astronauts to MARS in 2025 for major exploration mission

An unmanned test flight for the machinery that will bring humans to asteroid and then mars, will be performed by NASA'S Orion spacecraft. Though traveling to Mars has always been "talk", NASA has finally announced projected dates.

Two Faced Cat

Two Faced Cat discovered to have severe Cancer

An unusual cat with two faces has died at the age of 15. His name is Frank and Louie, and was put down due to a diagnosis of severe cancer that would not have improved with treatment. This cat had a condition called diprosopus.

Ebola Vaccine

Ebola fighters of 2014 honored in Time Magazine person of the year edition

A chimpanzee cold virus was made to carry the Ebola genetic material, which puts protection against the Zaire strain of Ebola. It was effective for a bit in monkeys.