Six stories that have nothing to do with each other, that span the considerable extremes of a day in the U.S.
Harvard researchers have shown, apparently, that the embryonic stem cell debate may be moot. They’ve made lines of stem cells, able to turn into any other cell in the body, from bits of skin or blood of 10 patients with genetic diseases including muscular dystrophy and juvenile diabetes.
A woman in Florida is under arrest for driving around in a parking lot with her 3 year old granddaughter on the roof of the car. “I would never do anything to hurt her,” she’s quoted as saying, adding she was giving the child some air.
There’s only one treatment center in the country that treats people for their addiction to the Internet. It’s busy, these days.
In Seattle, a 6-foot-tall, 250-pound letter carrier is campaigning for the right to take off his pants. Dean Peterson wants the U.S. Postal Service to add kilts as a uniform option for men
Can you hear what you’re seeing? US scientists have discovered people with synaesthesia – a condition where senses intermingle. It came to light, the BBC reports, after a student reported “hearing sounds” from a screensaver.