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#50 - zehutit (08/12/2013) [-]
ITS HAPPENING!!!
#124 - nucularwar (08/12/2013) [-]
Aha, PROOF orangutans don't lay eggs.
I told them.
I TOLD THEM.
User avatar #207 to #124 - yunouppercase (08/12/2013) [-]
what if they filmed it hatching out of an egg?
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#2 - RageRambo ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
And? AND? ***** , HOW DID IT ******* TASTE?
#42 to #2 - fergusonnos (08/12/2013) [-]
Why do you guys even reply to his question when you obviously don't know **** about it. Smh
User avatar #47 to #2 - thewaronbeingcool (08/12/2013) [-]
They said it was like a protein cake or something, and it was hard, crunchy and tasteless.
#75 to #2 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
Does this mean we can eat meat without killing animals now? (No I'm not a vegan, I just don't want to unnecessarily kill anything)

Also this means no anti-biotics in our food, or pesticides. We can finally have contamination free meat. This is a huge advancement.
User avatar #103 to #75 - skubasteve (08/12/2013) [-]
Almost all of america eats meat with out killing the animals. Lets make it, so if you want to eat real meat you have to kill it yourself.
#82 to #2 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
LIKE ****
User avatar #181 to #2 - thewickedgoose (08/12/2013) [-]
“the bite feels like a conventional hamburger,” but that the meat tasted “like an animal-protein cake.”
User avatar #218 to #2 - muhammedthejew (08/12/2013) [-]
Did they use human or animal fetuses?
User avatar #262 to #2 - romdadon (08/12/2013) [-]
like stem cells
User avatar #27 to #2 - SirSheepy ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
It was dry, white, and had no taste. It was pretty much tofu.
#17 to #2 - ryuryu (08/12/2013) [-]
Terrible, and it costs a **** ton of money.
User avatar #23 to #17 - toosexyforyou (08/12/2013) [-]
Yeah it costs money to research and create it. Once it's available to the public(if it ever is) it will be cheap and easy to recreate.
#24 to #23 - ryuryu (08/12/2013) [-]
but not worth eating

Until they improve the taste, from what I heard, anyway.
User avatar #26 to #24 - toosexyforyou (08/12/2013) [-]
From what you've heard? You mean from what you've read in this post, haha. There's a guy right before us that says the taste was an easy fix.
#34 to #26 - lordraine ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
He's right. It's been mentioned elsewhere. There have been news stories about it.

The meat tastes like **** . The people saying it can be fixed are the vegans. All the people who actually taste-tested it hated it.
User avatar #35 to #34 - toosexyforyou (08/12/2013) [-]
You really think that we don't have enough artificial flavors to fix the taste of the burger? ******* McDonalds fries contain 0% potato and people eat that **** up. If the taste of the burger is our biggest problem, I think we're gonna be alright.
#36 to #35 - lordraine ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
If someone used tannic acid to tenderize the meat before cooking it, and then made au jus sauce out of the drippings, the sauce would taste like tea to me. I can tell you exactly which fast food restaurant a fountain drink came from, just from the aftertaste (Subway soda doesn't taste like McDonalds soda). When we at at a seafood restaurant in another state two years ago that is famous for it's home recipe batter, I asked the waitress if they had changed the batter recipe, because it tasted different. She said no, they hadn't, and then halfway through the meal, the chef came out and apologized, because they'd run out of batter halfway through, and he had to make another batch without one of the dozen or so spices they normally put in. No one else in the entire restaurant had noticed but me. The last time we had eaten there (and I had tasted the correct batter) was ten years prior.

Some of us have better taste than others. Some of us will think the meat tastes like **** no matter how much spice and condiment you pile on it.
User avatar #37 to #36 - toosexyforyou (08/12/2013) [-]
Haha dude it's great that you have a great sense of taste and apparently love telling people about it, but it's not relevant since you haven't even tasted the meat yourself (after they fix the taste)
#38 to #37 - lordraine ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
I don't love telling people that I have a great sense of taste.

I'm telling you that you don't have enough condiments to make chemical meat taste okay. Even if they could get it past a panel of taste testers (and they didn't, this time), they're not going to convince everyone, or even most people, to accept it.
#28 to #26 - ryuryu (08/12/2013) [-]
No, I mean I've heard it from other sources outside this post.
User avatar #68 to #17 - timoyr (08/12/2013) [-]
If i remember correctly it costed around 250 000 €

Would that make it the most expensive meal ever?
#284 to #68 - ryuryu (08/13/2013) [-]
Yes, that's it.

If I had that kinda money, I probably wouldn't be on FJ.
User avatar #3 to #2 - nexu ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
Bad, as you would expect
#122 to #2 - willindor (08/12/2013) [-]
Ask Samuel L. Jackson.
Ask Samuel L. Jackson.
#127 to #2 - jiltist (08/12/2013) [-]
"Schonwald told The New York Times that “the bite feels like a conventional hamburger,' but that the meat tasted “like an animal-protein cake.'"
#52 to #2 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
they said it was a bit dry and didn't perfectly taste like beef because of the lack of blood and fat. It is still a great achievement though
#65 to #2 - CXJokerXD ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
I guess it was a bit, pre-mature?
#43 to #2 - fatspartan (08/12/2013) [-]
IT TASTED LIKE BABY STEAKS!!!
IT TASTED LIKE BABY STEAKS!!!
#54 to #43 - hokon (08/12/2013) [-]
KRIEG!
KRIEG!
#60 to #54 - drldrl (08/12/2013) [-]
Krieg is best.
Krieg is best.
#62 to #60 - hokon (08/12/2013) [-]
Nyess
User avatar #70 to #62 - snowshark (08/12/2013) [-]
I really hope we see more of him and Gaige in Borderlands 3.
User avatar #269 to #60 - brageok (08/12/2013) [-]
I HAVE THE SHINIEST MEAT BICYCLE!
User avatar #81 to #60 - sexymossantamby (08/12/2013) [-]
excuse me but I am an uncultured savage
what may these gifs be from?
User avatar #83 to #81 - mrblueftw (08/12/2013) [-]
It seems like borderlands 2. I only played 1 but the psychos and cell shading seem familiar.
#125 to #81 - WtfStrawberries (08/12/2013) [-]
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6chxuovrbCI   
   
since everyone else is an unhelpful sack of 			****		   
i get angry
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6chxuovrbCI

since everyone else is an unhelpful sack of ****
i get angry
#283 to #125 - sexymossantamby (08/13/2013) [-]
thank you kind sir
User avatar #86 to #81 - drmedic (08/12/2013) [-]
Borderlands 2.
User avatar #144 to #43 - metalmind (08/12/2013) [-]
Not human stem cells.

(Krieg is German for "War")
#4 to #2 - seaseventeen (08/12/2013) [-]
Actually people complained it lacked taste due to having no fat. The scientists said it was an easy fix. Cheers!
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#177 to #131 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
no, 50k dollars - waay over reatcing there buddy

Edit: I am sorry you where right
User avatar #278 to #131 - hourlyb ONLINE (08/13/2013) [-]
For research, not making.
I might be wrong, don't quote me
#22 to #4 - lilRican ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
well if it's an easy fix... we have nothing to worry about
#30 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account** (08/12/2013) [-]
you forgot this
you forgot this
#267 to #30 - mrdrpage (08/12/2013) [-]
I was asking myself, "What the 			****		 is this?"   
   
Then I saw the text and I was like "Oh, that's just Japan."
I was asking myself, "What the **** is this?"

Then I saw the text and I was like "Oh, that's just Japan."
#130 to #30 - queefquizzler (08/12/2013) [-]
I finally figured out how they did that! It's just one guy and he has tear away pants and he has some contraption that make his pants go up with his arms. It sounds like a sick Halloween Costume
User avatar #178 to #130 - dragontear (08/12/2013) [-]
congratulations
#74 - Weekendman (08/12/2013) [-]
What's she lacking? huehuehuehue
#209 to #74 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
Henrietta Lacks had an extremely virulent cervical cancer, and it was cultured and found to be the first cell line that could be immortalized for culture (HeLa cells). Before, all cell lines would eventually die out after 80ish division cycles, due to destroyed telomeres. Because her cell line was the first cancer line that could be studied easily in a petri dish, there has been a massive amount of cancer study and cell biology study attributed to the use of her cells. I have personally used HeLa cells in cell culture (biofag), and you can grow up a plate easily in about 3 days, and then treat it with anything to see if it could kill cancer cells. If you want to read more, check out "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" She died 62 years ago, but her cells live on FOR SCIENCE.
#211 to #209 - Weekendman (08/12/2013) [-]
Thanks for the facts.
Thanks for the facts.
User avatar #121 to #74 - nustix (08/12/2013) [-]
I read it that way the first 3 times.
#87 to #74 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
contribution to research. obviously.
#176 - kwanzalord (08/12/2013) [-]
Henrietta Lacks contribution to science...   
- Henrietta didn't do 			****		 for science.   
   
Henrietta Lack's contribution to science...   
- A lady name Henrietta Lacks contributed to science.   
   
Amazing how a little punctuation changes everything.
Henrietta Lacks contribution to science...
- Henrietta didn't do **** for science.

Henrietta Lack's contribution to science...
- A lady name Henrietta Lacks contributed to science.

Amazing how a little punctuation changes everything.
#249 to #176 - usaisnotamerica (08/12/2013) [-]
Capital L is enough for me
#260 to #176 - pollepolle (08/12/2013) [-]
* Henrietta Lacks' *
the apostrophe is after the is after the s, as her name is Lacks not Lack

User avatar #279 to #260 - occamsrazor (08/13/2013) [-]
well if you wanna be a penis about it, it should be "Lacks's"
User avatar #184 to #176 - occamsrazor (08/12/2013) [-]
all right jim carrey
User avatar #186 to #184 - kwanzalord (08/12/2013) [-]
you like?
#192 to #176 - sanguinesolitude ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
Comment Picture
User avatar #193 to #192 - kwanzalord (08/12/2013) [-]
She ain't got ****
#20 - scant (08/12/2013) [-]
>carcinogenic alternative medicine

"If you find you've been diagnosed with cancer, it means the treatment is working"
#201 to #20 - spatulaman ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
but what if the plant is used to treat cancer?
but what if the plant is used to treat cancer?
#282 to #201 - anon (08/13/2013) [-]
My brain hurts
#67 - EdwardNigma (08/12/2013) [-]
Are you tellin' me we sort of cured ******* Malaria?
User avatar #221 to #67 - alltimetens (08/12/2013) [-]
Probably not. It said that the vaccine only prevented uninfected patients from contracting malaria. It didn't say anything about us curing people who already had it. But we are so much closer to curing it, now.
#266 to #67 - thefjgienni **User deleted account** (08/12/2013) [-]
I got malaria two ******* weeks ago, and now they have a vaccine. someone is ******* with me man
User avatar #280 to #266 - EdwardNigma (08/13/2013) [-]
Wow you have ******** luck than me.
#156 to #67 - poljento (08/12/2013) [-]
No. It was a phase I study (preliminary) with a small sample. But promising, nevertheless www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/08/07/science.1241800.abstract?sid=1c0ff889-43be-4a19-aeca-c7d88733094a
User avatar #73 to #67 - reaperssprint (08/12/2013) [-]
Now for AID's.
User avatar #80 to #79 - reaperssprint (08/12/2013) [-]
Well **** . This is some good stuff right here.
#158 to #153 - chiefhuskey (08/12/2013) [-]
**chiefhuskey rolled a random image posted in comment #3332469 at Friendly ** Oh LAwd
#29 - grandtheftkoala **User deleted account** (08/12/2013) [-]
Don't they discover this every week?
User avatar #46 - drhard ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
For those of you that dont know.

Henrietta Lacks was the original source of a group of cancerous cells that were cultured by George Otto Gey, thus creating the worlds first immortal cell line.

Yes, you read that correctly, from the day the cells were cultured, back in the 1950s, to today. Her cells have continually reproduced to no end, one scientist estimated that if all HeLa cells grown to this day were weighed, they would weight more than 50 million metric tons.
User avatar #272 to #46 - sweetime (08/12/2013) [-]
ha, gey

no me pegues por favor
User avatar #110 to #46 - Ruspanic ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
Also, the cells were taken without her knowledge or permission, while she was getting treatment for cervical cancer.
#202 - broorb (08/12/2013) [-]
well if she lacks contribution, why is she being acknowledged?
well if she lacks contribution, why is she being acknowledged?
#71 - weenieandthebutt (08/12/2013) [-]
only having caught the birth of an orangutan live on camera for the first time. Seriously, how difficult or rare is it?
#84 to #71 - friedbanana (08/12/2013) [-]
Many of them just run away, plus, becuse they act in groups, it's very dangerous, the orangutans see you, think that you're a predator, probably think you're after the newborn, since they cant defend themselfes, then preoceed to try to kill you, to defend their pack... They're wild animals, mostly afraid of hummans, and you need to be close to record something like a birth, wich usually happens on their nests (not like bird nests, but similar), of course it's gonna be hard
User avatar #140 to #84 - heartlessrobot (08/12/2013) [-]
They couldn't just put cameras all over in a zoo exhibit?
#215 to #140 - friedbanana (08/12/2013) [-]
Maybe what really happen was that they filmed it on the wilds for the first time, and the post didn't expecify it, wich wouldn't suprise me
User avatar #72 to #71 - reaperssprint (08/12/2013) [-]
Some animals are very self-conscious of what's around them.
#119 - istartedthewar (08/12/2013) [-]
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>Henrietta Lacks contribution.....
Get your **** together Henrietta
User avatar #120 to #119 - istartedthewar (08/12/2013) [-]
Just realized someone had a similar comment.......
#255 - desacabose ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
#234 - powerfapping ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
I think I have a real problem with using stem cells to make a meat patty.
User avatar #238 to #234 - slugnugget (08/12/2013) [-]
Implying the processed chemical food that may or may not come from the animal it was said too is much better?
#240 to #238 - powerfapping ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
I implied no such thing. I just don't think stem cells should be used to make burgers.
User avatar #242 to #240 - slugnugget (08/12/2013) [-]
Why is that?

And because its gross is not a real answer.
User avatar #243 to #242 - Nihatclodra (08/12/2013) [-]
it's a waste of stemcells? At least until we can obtain an abundance of them from each species.
User avatar #246 to #243 - slugnugget (08/12/2013) [-]
"It is hoped the technique could help reduce the need for land, water and animal feed and decrease greenhouse gases as stem cells from just one animal could be used to make a million times more meat than could be butchered from a single beef carcass."

I think the word you was looking for is revolutionary... not waste.
User avatar #252 to #246 - Nihatclodra (08/12/2013) [-]
A waste until we can obtain more stemcells to do this with. Perhaps if we combine it with cloning techniques...?
#254 to #252 - anon (08/12/2013) [-]
so you want to clone baby cows, feed them and take care of the until they grow up, then butcher them for the meat? how is that any more profitable than just raising a normally conceived cow?
User avatar #256 to #254 - Nihatclodra (08/12/2013) [-]
"Comine":. as in CLONE STEMCELLS TO USE.
#274 to #256 - guanyu (08/12/2013) [-]
I don't think you know how biology works.
User avatar #277 to #274 - Nihatclodra (08/13/2013) [-]
I'm certainly not an expert, but I have basic knowledge. Unless stemcells self-replicate rapidly, I'm fairly certain what I posted is valid.
#286 to #277 - anon (09/17/2013) [-]
That's actually what stem cells do and what makes them so valuable. Ignorant cunt.
User avatar #287 to #286 - Nihatclodra (09/17/2013) [-]
I'm pretty sure what made them valuable is that they can become any type of cell.
#276 to #242 - powerfapping ONLINE (08/12/2013) [-]
Well I morally object to the acquisition of stem cells (at least embryonic stem cells).
User avatar #236 to #234 - trunsako (08/12/2013) [-]
I thought I was the only one....
#239 to #234 - herosoldier (08/12/2013) [-]
Yea why would they waste it on hamburgers when they can use it to make Bacon.
Yea why would they waste it on hamburgers when they can use it to make Bacon.
#223 - crazyeyedbioll (08/12/2013) [-]
Now just watch, that heretical lab created phony burger will cause the zombie outbreak or some **** .
#155 - hybridxproject (08/12/2013) [-]
we ******* cured malaria?
User avatar #164 to #155 - rubydude (08/12/2013) [-]
It wasn't cured, but it prevents you from getting it.
#261 to #155 - pollepolle (08/12/2013) [-]
Nope. We didn't cure anything. It was all you, buddy.
User avatar #172 to #155 - lolme (08/12/2013) [-]
Now all we need is an update for Farycry 2.
User avatar #271 - infiniteduress (08/12/2013) [-]
I'm not certain whether it was this week, certainly its being tested, but scientists at UCSD may have developed a way to truly combat Glioblastoma (brain), one of the most lethal forms of cancer.
It involves putting a virus into the tumor which forces the tumor to change relatively safe drugs into hard-hitting chemotherapy, effectively committing suicide. The best part is that the transformation only occurs in the tumor which limits side effects to almost nil.
It also allows doctors to get effective chemo drugs past the blood-brain barrier, which stops 89.9% of drugs from entering the brain.
User avatar #259 - turbodoosh (08/12/2013) [-]
Henrietta lacks contribution? You lazy negro, get your **** together.
#263 to #259 - lordpancake (08/12/2013) [-]
I read it that way the first time. Had to go back and re-read it. >.>
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