He Was an Enslaved African Soldier Given Into the Care of an Italian Missionary
The origins of Yasuke are shrouded in mystery, but historians believe the African soldier was born in 1555 in what was then Portuguese Mozambique. He was reportedly sold into slavery following the fall of Abysinnian Bengal, an African kingdom ruled by Ethiopians. Yasuke soon found himself in the care of Italian Jesuit missionary Alessandro Valignano, who asked that the Black man accompany him on a mission trip to Japan.
Continue reading 6 Little-Known Facts About Yasuke, the All-Powerful Black Samurai of Feudal Japan
When a Porsche 911 Turbo S is just too commonplace for you, it probably also isn’t fast enough for you either, so Porsche has come up with a solution in the Golden Yellow Metallic 911 Turbo S Exclusive Series.
Continue reading THIS ULTRA-EXCLUSIVE SPECIAL EDITION PORSCHE 911 TURBO S IS A 205-MPH GOLDEN CHARIOT
While reconstructive surgery techniques have improved greatly over the last decade or two, there’s one goal that remains elusive: actual regrowthof human skin. But now, scientists may be one step closer: Yesterday, Salt Lake City-based biotech company Polarity TE, Inc. announced that they had “regenerated full-thickness, organized skin and hair follicles in third degree burn wounds” in pigs.
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This past week, a Texas family suffered a heartbreaking loss when their four-year-old son succumbed to a suspected (though not officially confirmed) case of secondary drowning—a condition in which inhaled water causes fluid to build up in a person’s lungs. In these cases, death can occur hours after a child goes swimming. Such fatalities are extremely rare, but knowing the causes and symptoms can help put parents’ minds at ease—and help you act fast if something isn’t right.
Continue reading What parents need to know about “dry drowning”
This has been a huge year for finding specimens in amber, from bird wings to dinosaur feathers to this ugly-ass bug. But this new finding might be the best one yet: a nearly complete 99-million-year-old baby bird.
Continue reading Scientists Find 100 Million-Year-Old, Nearly Complete Baby Bird Trapped in Amber
A 27-year-old man had been suffering frequent headaches and had been falling over frequently for around three years. But when he had a seizure, he headed to the emergency department. They took an MRI and found THIS.
Continue reading Look at This Crazy Brain Cyst