Animal Kingdom

Look, over there, a cute little Bambi deer waitin… OMGITHASFANGS!!! Kashmir “vampire” deer spotted in wild

  Prior to last week, it had not been seen in the wild for over sixty years. But now rough-and-tumble Afghanistans have one more scary wild beast to add to their already-impressive list of frightening creatures – a real-life Kashmir musk "vampire" deer with six-inch fangs! Researchers in Afghanistan had not seen a Kashmir musk deer since 1948. But a team of scientists reported last week that they have made five Kashmir musk deer sightings in a secluded range of land in Afghanistan. Included in the coven of wild beasts were a male, two females, and a baby!  Alas, the scientists say the vampire deer is hard to photograph (duh, it’s a vampire) so no pictures of the elusive beasts have been captured yet. The…
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Medical

Yay, vampires are real! Wait, OMG, vampires are real!

Uh oh, this can’t be good. Two different sets of scientists released some pretty amazing news on Sunday. Seems that transfusing the blood of a young mouse into an old mouse can improve the old mouse's mental and physical capabilities. In other words, the scientists reversed aging in the muscles and brains of old mice simply by running the blood of young mice through their veins. Yes, vampires have had it right all along. Researchers at both Harvard and the University of California reached the same conclusion by taking the protein GDF11 from the blood of young mice and pumping it through a few old-timers. What they saw amazed them. Despite an eerie glazed look on their pale faces, the old mice could run longer…
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