Super Glass found at Science News.

Stop Those Evil Glass Cracks Of Doom!

Good morning, fabulous friends! Today is Tuesday, June 17, 2014. (19 Sivan Sivan - Tammuz, 5774).

Today in History

  • 653 - St Martin I ends his reign as Catholic Pope
  • 1291 - Acre reconquered after 200 years of crusader control by Mamluks under Sultan al-Ashraf Khalil1621
  • 1462 - Vlad III the Impaler attempts to assassinate Mehmed II (The Night Attack) forcing him to retreat from Wallachia.

Fact of the Day

[Did You Know] Human jaw muscles can generate a force of 200 pounds on the 200 pounds on the molars.

Cheesy Joke Time

  • Q. What did the water say to the boat?
  • A. Nothing, it just waved.

Nature Kid Journal Entry

According to this article at Science News, you can actually toughen up glass by carving squiggly lines in it. This means that everything from window panes to drinking and wine glasses – even medical implants! – can be toughened up.

Imagine what that could mean for glass that already strong, like bulletproof glass!

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
A Zombie Ant Is Born! (media) | CJ's Kids Club

A Zombie Ant Is Born!

Brains, brains! That is what we hear the shriveled up, misshapen, Hollywood creatures crying out for. Sometimes creepy, sometimes funny, but always the stuff of science fiction, right?

Zombies Are Real

Wait, what? How can this be and are we all in imminent danger of being devoured like an Icee?!

Not really. We know that drugs can create what we call “The Zombie Effect” but real life zombie zombies do exist. Check this out:

Sir David Attenborough and the Planet Earth team discover the weird world of the Cordyceps; killer fungi that invades the body of an insect to grow and diminish the insect population. Fascinating animal and wildlife video from the BBC epic natural world masterpiece “Planet Earth”.

No dramatic moaning. No stiffened arms coming out to grab you. Still super creepy though.

What do you think? Tell us what you think by commenting below!

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny
dna

Using Artificial DNA To Create New Life

Having Spidey powers sounds like a great thing until you start to think about how he got those powers. A radioactive spider? Where would we get one of those?! Plus, how crazy would it be to know you are being bitten and infected by something even more powerful than the strongest naturally occurring venom on earth?

Not to worry. Science almost has it figured out.

FOOD FOR THOUGHT

New life engineered with artificial DNA
http://www.cnn.com/2014/05/09/health/artificial-dna-life/index.html
By Elizabeth Landau, CNN
updated 11:32 AM EDT, Fri May 9, 2014

“Scientists have shown it is possible to alter DNA’s alphabet, encoding genetic information in a new way.”

Is this the stuff of dreams or the beginning of a nightmare? That’s the big question we need to consider here. The Nazis wanted to make a “perfect” race. Supervillains (and some countries) would love to make the “perfect” soldier: ordinary looking yet unfeeling and invincible.

What do you think? Tell us what you think by commenting below!

Have fun, stay safe, and God bless,
CJ and Penny