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The End of Grey Hair is Coming!




Researchers at University College London have discovered the gene responsible for grey hair and are confident that it’s possible to create drugs or cosmetics to switch it off. “Preventing grey hair is a possibility and even reversing grey hair might not be impossible. Once we know more about the pigmentation process, and all the genes involved it should be easy to find a protein or enzyme to up-regulate or down-regulate the activity,” explained the lead author of the study, Dr Kaustubh Adhikari, UCL Cell & Developmental Biology. They are also looking into reversing the gene (they go your back, Obama + every man angrily thinking “it’s too late” right now)!

Shelter Dogs Serve As ‘Ball Boys’ At Brazil Open For Adoption Awareness




Four former street dogs acted as “ball boys” at the Brazil Open in Sao Paulo last week. The dogs,Frida, Costela, Mel and Isabelle, were there to raise awareness of animal adoption in Brazil. “The idea is to show people that a well-fed and well-treated animal can be very happy. We have more than 1,000 dogs in our care,” Marli Scaramella, the organizer of the initiative, explai–I CAN’T KEEP TYPING LOOK HOW CUTE HIS HAPPY AND PROUD FACE IS AAAAHHHHHH!!!

Your Tears Look Like Beautiful Snowflakes Under a Microscope




Dutch scientist and photographer Maurice Mikkers started a project called “Imaginarium of Tears”, in order to find out if tears had a different structure depending on how they were made (ie: environmental causes, emotional causes, etc.) Although there turned out to be no discernible pattern for each category, he discovered a beautiful hidden world of salt crystals that look like snowflakes. “…I think it’s safe to say that the differences in tears that are seen are not showing differences between the origins of crying, but just show a composition of the tear itself and the circumstances it crystallised in…Nevertheless they are beautiful to look at. Every tear is as unique as a snowflake. It’s very personal,” Maurice explained. Indeed, now every time you cry over Amanda you’ll at least get the satisfaction that you’re making art!

Sperm Grown in a Lab Could Help Infertile Men Have Children



So long to the term “Shootin’ blanks!” Scientists in China have grown mice sperm in the lab used it to create baby mice offspring for the first time. This is a major scientific breakthrough which could signal the end of male infertility. (It’s weird that this came out of China though, right?)

Russell Wilson is Starting a Clothing Line to Help Inner City Kids




NFL Quarterback Russell Wilson is teaming up his Good Man Brand with his Why Not You Foundation to launch something aimed at bettering lives. Using a business model similar to TOMS — “buy-one, give-one” — Good Man Brand is promising that $3 from every purchase will go to assisting inner-city education. Dammit, I love this man!

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