Neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero just claimed that the Chinese scientists successfully carried out the first head transplant on a human corpse,an operation was led by Dr Xiaoping Ren
He disclosed the news at a press conference in Vienna on Friday morning, The Telegraph reports. Professor Canavero claims the feat was carried out during an 18-hour operation at Harbin Medical University in China, during which a team of surgeons successfully severed then reconnected the spinal cord, nerves, and blood vessels in the spine and neck.
“The first human transplant on human cadavers has been done," Canavero told the crowd, according to the Telegraph. "A full head swap between brain-dead organ donors is the next stage. And that is the final step for the formal head transplant for a medical condition which is imminent.”
Canavero told USA Today that the surgery will take place in China because the scientific establishment and authorities of Europe and the US were not showing full support on the operation.
"The Americans did not understand,” he said. "Chinese President Xi Jinping wants to restore China to greatness. He wants to make it the sole superpower in the world. I believe he is doing it.”

HARARE, Zimbabwe A cursory survey of bus company garages in Third World countries reveals that there are lots of retired buses whose diesel engines and gearboxes are worn out, repairing them is costly, or there is need to fit a new engine and gear box because the old one is obsolete. Chassis of a usable standard are left to rot.  

Two young Zimbabwe engineering students Mr Frank Mazvuru and Wilfred Pondiwa have designed an innovation to recondition retired diesel engines buses so as to get them back on the road, but this time powered by electricity. The proof of concept was carried out at the ZUPCO Depot workshops in Harare, where the engineers connected their electric motor to a diesel powered bus and the bus was able to power. The bus could not be driven over some distance because of licencing restrictions. Because an electrical motor is used, there is no electrocution risk.

Fifty-seater and 75 seater buses will be reconditioned by replacing the worn-out diesel engines with electric engines. The use of electricity cuts down on the amount of carbon footprints. A ground-breaking and still to be patented ‘trolley mechanism technology’ will be used to power two coupled buses. ‘Right now we have done the designs and we are in the verge of patenting through the National University of Science & Technology where I am currently a student’ enthuses Mr. Pondiwa. The benefits of the new technology are in the form of substantial foreign currency savings, for old buses will be put back on the road instead of buying new one. All that’s needed are imports of electrical components to be fitted onto the fleets.  

The new technology will benefit all Third World states which use diesel powered 50-seater and 75 seater buses.
Frank Mzvuru said "Our technology accommodates the infrastructure of developing countries, there is no need to build new roads, and the bus will use the same road which is currently being used by the other fuel- powered vehicles without causing any disturbances. The retrofitted buses can actually be overtaken and overtake, they can maneuver on corners; reach places where trains can’t reach (door to door service delivery). The route can be built for cities thousands of kilometres apart. Considering the torque and efficiency of an electric motor, the bus has much acceleration and thus it becomes time-efficient"

"The designs are ready to test, as they were part of my dissertation as a student of the National University of Science & Technology based in Bulawayo Zimbabwe, where I am currently a student. We are looking for a partner or venture capitalist to fund stage two of the project so as to produce a prototype i.e. building the electric train bus. We have done quotations for the production of the bus in the shortest possible time. Upon patenting, we are able to disclose the mechanism, and at the moment we have done all the paperwork including cash flow projections" adds Frank Mazvuru.

Contact Information

For more information about the electronic trolley bus project, contact the inventors’ publicist, Mr. Moses Sati, at Banright Pvt. Ltd, email, or on mobile +263777815917. The inventors can be reached via skype; their handle is Electric Powered Bus Zimbabwe. Their email is

A recent Nature Medicine research has shown why you feel so spaced out after a lack of sleep: your neurons fire far more slowly, which means your brain is essentially running in slow-motion.
Led by the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) and Tel Aviv University, this team of researchers is arguably the first in the world to find direct causal links between sleep deprivation and hampered cognitive reasoning which for years it has never been fully explained.
To examine such neurological link the team asked 12 people who were preparing to undergo surgery for epilepsy to help. They already had electrodes implanted in their brains as part of their ongoing treatment, which were primarily designed to pinpoint the origin of their seizures.
In order to speed up the onset of a seizure for research purposes, the subjects were asked to remain awake. Post-sleep deprivation, the 12 were asked to categorize a series of images as rapidly as possible.
The electrodes, however, managed to track the activity of around 1,500 individual neurons across these 12 patients as they engaged in the task. Special attention was paid to those in the temporal lobe, the part that deals with memory recall and visual perception.
“The neurons responded slowly and fired more weakly, and their transmissions dragged on longer than usual,” lead researcher Dr Itzhak Fried, a professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, said in a statement. 

Dubai will be a home for the world’s first shape-shifting skyscraper. It sounds sci-fi right?

Dubai is well known for its unique, modern, studded with spectacular architectures. Now, the newest offering to the city’s skyline may be the most great and impressive and project ever embarked on in the glittering city. The Dynamic Tower will stand an extraordinary eighty stories high and will be the world’s very first skyscraper made up of separate rotating floors which will be attached to one central column, hence this will allow the people who live there to control the exact position of their luxury apartments to suit their needs. 

That building is also spectacular for other reasons. The developers, from the Dynamic Group, claim that it will produce its own environmental friendly power. The skyscraper will be powered by seventy-nine wind turbines and solar panels which will cover the roof of the skyscraper and the rooves of every single level. Also the developers plan that the skyscraper will be the world’s first prefabricated tower. According to the architect, David Fisher, who designed the plans for the building back in 2008, around 90% of the tower will be constructed in a factory and then transported to the construction site.

 It is estimated that its construction will cost around $1.2 billion.

Saudi Arabia said on Monday that Lebanon had declared war against them due to the attacks against the Kingdom by the Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah. Saudi Gulf affairs minister Thamer al-Sabhan told Al-Arabiya TV that Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanon's prime minister on Saturday, had been told that acts of "aggression" by Hezbollah "were considered acts of a declaration of war against Saudi Arabia by Lebanon and by the Lebanese Party of the Devil."  

What triggered this was the conflict that came on Saturday, when a ballistic missile fired from Yemen came close to Riyadh before being intercepted by the Saudi military. Yemen's Houthi-controlled Defence Ministry said its forces had targeted Riyadh's airport with a long-range missile

Samsung enjoys to mock Apple and its fans for queuing outside stores to get the latest iPhone. While the Galaxy S8 maker hasn’t attacked Apple directly for some time, there’s a long history in and out of the courts thanks to a line of commercials. Samsung is returning to its attacks just in time for the iPhone X.It is obvious that Samsung got a point, they are weigh ahead of Apple for over a long time now. Maybe its time for Apple to also pull such move and show how great they are

new study published in Annals of Oncology shows that men who are highly into oral sex could increase their risk of head and neck cancer, the highest risk category being men who smoke and have a high number of oral sex partners.
However the study reviels that HPV-related oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer among men has doubled over the last 20 years. Study author Dr Amber D'Souza, associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said: “Most people perform oral sex in their lives, and we found that oral infection with cancer-causing HPV was rare among women regardless of how many oral sex partners they had. Among men who did not smoke, cancer-causing oral HPV was rare among everyone who had less than five oral sex partners, although the chances of having oral HPV infection did increase with number of oral sexual partners, and with smoking."
"Currently there are no tests that could be used for screening people for oropharyngeal cancer," said co-author Dr Carole Fakhry, an associate professor from Johns Hopkins Department of Otolaryngology, in a statement. "It is a rare cancer and for most healthy people the harms of screening for it would outweigh the benefits because of the problem of false positive test results and consequent anxiety.”
“Our research shows that identifying those who have oral HPV infection does not predict their future risk of cancer well, and so screening based on detecting cancer-causing oral HPV infection would be challenging," Fakhry added. "However, we are carrying out further research of oral HPV infection in young healthy men to explore this further."
Richard Shaw, a Cancer Research UK scientist from the University of Liverpool was thinking on vaccinating not only young girls, but boys too. He also added that “along with vaccinating against HPV, helping people to quit smoking and cut down on alcohol are important.”
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An extremely convincing copy of the popular WhatsApp messenger on Google Play was spotted and was downloaded by more than 1 million users, who instead of a messaging tool it was loaded up with a bunch of ads.
As reported by Hacker News, the clone WhatsApp was nearly indistinguishable from the real Whatsapp as it had invisible space placed at the end of the developer’s name on google play store.
After attracting so many users, the rogue developer apparently changed the infringing name on their own.
Obviously Google has shown no seriousness in attempting to protect Google Play users, as there are too many spoof apps in there.

Like how our generation will be remembered for exoplanets, just in the 2010's we have discovered tons of exoplanets and other extra terrestrial revolving bodies.
Astronomers have uncovered observations which were conducted in 1917 of a white dwarf that provide the first indirect evidence for existence of exoplanets.  
This rediscovery was brought up by Dr Jay Farihi, after discussions with Professor Ben Zuckerman from UCLA. Farihi wrote a paper in New Astronomy Review about white dwarfs last year, mentioning this important piece of historical astronomy.
IFLscience reports, White dwarfs are the dim, dense remnants of very old stars that have blown away their outer layer. They have been extensively studied, and researchers have noticed that they can become polluted with heavy elements. Since these stars are really hot and dense, heavy elements are only detectable for a short period of time before they sink deeper into the star.
The existence of those heavy elements can be detected by looking at a white dwarf spectrum. The first polluted white dwarf was observed for the first time in 1917, with a spectrum taken on October 24 of that year.It’s called van Maanen’s Star, after its discoverer Adriaan van Maanen, and is located 14 light-years from Earth.
"This star is an icon," Farihi said in a statement. "It is the first of its type. It's really the proto-prototype."
Dr jay Farihi consulted the archives of the Carnegie Observatories, where the original observation plates are stored, and discovered that there were indeed clear indications that this star was polluted.

Jessica Allen, a 31-year-old from California has recently reveilved her story of becoming pregnant whilst already pregnant, resulting in her giving birth to two children who were not conceived at the same time and had different fathers
The lady underwent in vitro fertilization in April 2016 after she accepted to become a surrogate mother for a Chinese couple for the sum of $30,000, The New York Post reports. California is amongst the few US states with legal commercial surrogacy.
In her sixth week of pregnancy, Jessica was given good news that she was actually carrying twins following a routine ultrasound . Her agreed payment was increased by $5K.
She went on to give birth to two boys via cesarean section later that year in December. One month later, she received a photo of the two boys from the Chinese couple with a note saying: “They are not the same, right? Have you thought about why they are different?”
Jessica told ABC news that she noticed one baby had a lighter skin than the other so obviously the weren't identical twins.After DNA tests It came out that one baby was Allen's biological child and the other baby was the Chinese couple's child.
iflscience reports, This is a phenomenon known as “superfetation”. It’s extremely rare because, in the most majority of cases, a pregnant woman’s body releases hormones to stop ovulation. In this case, however, Jessica's body continued to ovulate, releasing an egg that managed to become fertilized. Since superfetation is rare in humans, scientists and practitioners actually know very little about how and why it happens.
Good news, the two babies are now fit and healthy. After a complicated and pricey legal process, Jessica and her partner Jasper received custody of their baby in February and named him Malachi.