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Interesting research. Curious to see whether the discussions focus on the human cloning aspect, or the enormous medical potential.
Scientists from South Korea have devised a technique for cloning adult stem cells that doesn't involve the destruction of human embryos. The resulting stem cells, which are highly personalized, could be used to treat illnesses such as heart disease and blindness — but the technique could also be used to clone adults.
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Video of a hair strength feat I've heard about, but never seen before. Good stuff.

(Actually, there are a number of great videos on that site - incredible archive.)
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Breeze. Like RunKeeper, but for monitoring all activities. Nice one.
RunKeeper launched Breeze, a new fitness-tracking app that will monitor your activity throughout the day, not just during workouts.
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Will be very interesting to see how quickly this is accepted - synthetic blood.
Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood
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Interesting research. The Hadza's gut bacteria.
In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that's been seen before in a modern human population -- providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors figured out how to farm about 12,000 years ago.
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Very interesting. My own eating window is about the same; and the resistant starch thing is intriguing. Looks like I've got some reading to do.
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Nice find +Jedd Johnson. Never tried the seated version - will give that a go and compare.
 
Pretty good.  Never seen multiple reps.  Is it easier or harder when seated?
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It may look a little unusual, but it's certainly quick. And yes, it's pedal-powered.
Designed by students at Liverpool University, the vehicle is encased in a lightweight carbon fibre shell with the rider cycling in a near-horizontal position.
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One of the many benefits of cheaper DNA sequencing. Good stuff.
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The latest issue of the Strength & Fitness Newsletter (part of the Strength Kit : http://straighttothebar.com/strengthkit/) is out. Thanks to +Dean Coulson, +Frank DiMeo, +Derek Peruo & everyone else who makes this such a fantastic community. Thank you all.
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Scott Bird grew up in that wonderful part of the world known as Australia, and has also enjoyed the rare beauty, historic marvels and culinary delights of Scotland. He has been behind a camera for more than 30 years now, and is rarely seen without one.

He loves cemeteries (although only during daylight hours) as they remind him that he is still alive. His favourite season is Autumn. Despite enjoying almost any musical genre, country and western is definitely out. He used to think it was possible to shave with a single-bladed razor, but advertising has taught him that four-blade razors are now required. He refuses to eat at McDonalds and wonders why anyone over the age of 8 would wish to be served hamburgers by a clown. He has never been to Libya. He has replaced several minor compulsions with a couple of major addictions. He loves walking to the edge of a familiar area, pausing, then walking on. He wonders why inertia-reel seatbelts are not used on aeroplanes. He does not own a television. He enjoys playing with Lego, but, as he frequently points out, only the Mindstorms kits. A hot cup of Horlicks will frequently send him to sleep within ten minutes. He once microwaved a can of Coke. He is yet to find a decent King-sized bed that will allow two people to sleep in comfort without creating a small ditch down its centre. He loves to watch bridges being constructed. He becomes most distressed when shopping centres display Santa Claus' reindeer in the wrong sequence. He loves rainbows, though he has never managed to climb onto one; let alone get to the other side. One day he would like to write a novel that contains all of the partial stories he has written over the years. His handwriting is consistently illegible, therefore he types almost everything. He prefers dogs to cats. He has almost travelled to South America on many occasions. He doesn't wear a wristwatch.

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Straight to the Bar is the online home of serious fitness enthusiast Scott Bird, and looks at the many training approaches, essential techniques, uncommon exercises and superb equipment to help you become as strong as humanly possible. In short, this site is the home of all things strength. Whether you’re a Strength Athlete, Performing Strongman, Strength Coach, Personal Trainer or just someone who enjoys picking up insanely heavy objects; come and join us at straighttothebar.com .
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