The Da Vinci surgical robot is a new tool being used by surgeon to have extreme accuracy on a microscopic level. Dr. James Porter shows the effects of the Da Vinci robot by folding a tiny paper airplane. How small is the paper? As big as penny. That’s tiny.

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If there is one species that Earth’s oceans are abundant with, it’s jellyfish. Thanks to climate change and the general warming of the planet, our oceans are becoming a much more hospitable place for all sorts of jellyfish. However, there will always be those more mysterious and elusive sub-species.

Consider the stygiomedusa gigantea. It is a species of giant jellyfish that is among the rarest in the world. Over the past 110 years, there have only been 115 sightings. According to those who have studied it, stygiomedusa gigantea is one of the largest invertebrate predators in the world.

While its sightings have been rare, luckily a few of the recent ones have been by unmanned ROV vehicles, which allow us to get up close with these terrifying, majestic creatures.

Well, this is going to give me nightmares for a year.

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Although it might seem that this topic has been done to death, there are still many misconceptions floating around about this vastly influential individual. It therefore makes sense to bring to light some important facts about Jesus which are not common knowledge. Here are ten:

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Contrary to what you learned in school, at church, and during Christmastime, there is no evidence to suggest that Jesus was born on the 25th of December—or that he was visited by three kings at his birth. December 25 coincides with a number of Pagan festival days across Europe, and was probably intended to replace the Roman Saturnalia festival.

The Bible also states that there were an undisclosed number of wise men who, having “seen his star in the east”, came to adore him. But there is no mention at all of these men being kings, or of their visiting Jesus at his birth; they are described as entering “the house” where he was with his mother, rather than the stable where he was born. They were most likely astrologers, as they seemed to have a keen eye for astronomical phenomena.


Although the “canonical gospels” (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John) are widely accepted as the most authentic gospels, it is interesting to note that there were about sixty other gospels written about the life of Jesus, including ones which portray his life as young boy.

The four canonical gospels were written sometime between A.D. 70 and A.D. 110, and of these, Mark seems to be the oldest. The other three seem to reference Mark, as well as an unknown source known by scholars as the ‘Q’ gospel. During the early Christian period, it was common for individuals to adapt the gospels to their own understandings—and this could account for the vast number of non-canonical gospels.

Of all the gospels, the four canonical gospels are considered to be the most historically accurate, with many scholars confirming the historical authenticity of the baptism of Jesus, his preaching, and the crucifixion.

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Jesus said “Blessed are ye poor, for yours is the kingdom of God”, and “Blessed are ye that hunger now: for you shall be filled.” But he was never known for actually doing anything for the poor or needy. At one point, he did provide a free lunch for five thousand of his listeners—but it’s not really the same thing, is it? Even Judas, the infamous traitor, once criticized Jesus for failing to give to the poor.

This decision could be tied to the Christian philosophy that the afterlife is more important than our earthly existence, and that Jesus therefore gave attention to the needs of the soul rather than those of the body.

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Often portrayed as a humble sort of guy, Jesus was in fact not a total ascetic. He was even known to carry money, as implied in the scene at the last supper, in which he points out Judas as his traitor (John 13:29). His robe must have been well made and of some value, because the Roman soldiers cast lots for it at his crucifixion. But if the scene was as gory as we’re led to believe, we have to wonder who would have wanted wear it afterwards.

Sources: Matthew 27:35, Luke 23:34

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There’s a little bit of conflicting information here. First, consider the verse from Colossians 1:20: “And through him to reconcile all things unto himself, making peace through the blood of his cross, both as to the things that are on earth, and the things that are in heaven.”

But according to Luke 12:51, Jesus himself said: “Think ye, that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, no; but separation.” And put even more clearly in Matthew 10:34: “Do not think that I came to send peace upon earth: I came not to send peace, but the sword.”

This is in contrast to the prophesy of Isaiah, who wrote: “For a Child Is Born to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace.”

Source: Isaiah 9:6

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Jesus is mentioned many times in the Quran as an important holy figure. He is not necessarily portrayed as the Messiah, but the worth of his teachings are acknowledged, and he is considered to be a messenger of Allah. He is often mentioned in relation to others who are considered to be the patriarchs of the Islamic and Israelite people—such as Abraham, Ishmael, and Jacob.

Sources: Aal-e-Imran 3:4, An-Nisa 4:171


You would naturally assume that angels worship God, and that demons worship the Devil—or at least that’s what some Death Metal bands will have you believe. Strangely, however, Jesus is the one whom the demons seem to worship. This is made clear in a scene in Mark, in which he is adored by a legion of demons who have possessed a man, and with whom Jesus talks directly.

Sources: Mark 5, Mark 1:27


No one knows for certain what Jesus looked like, but the popular conception of him has involved a sort of Eurocentric hippie, complete with sandals and long hair. This can probably be attributed to the earliest Christian artworks, which often depicted him as having blue eyes and long blond hair.

In truth, long hair was not exactly a common fashion among Jews in Roman-occupied Jerusalem around the time that Jesus was said to have lived. Corinthians 11:14 says: “Doth not even nature itself teach you, that, if a man have long hair, it is a shame unto him?” This is in accordance with customs which considered short hair to be masculine and long hair to be feminine. So the images of Jesus as a European with long, flowing hair may be misleading—but at least he was good looking, right? This brings me to my next point:

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Contrary to popular belief, it can be speculated that Jesus was no Brad Pitt based on the prophesy of Isaiah, which stipulates: “And he shall grow up as a tender plant before him, and as a root out of a thirsty ground: there is no beauty in him, nor comeliness: and we have seen him, and there was no sightliness, that we should be desirous of him.” So it’s time to reconsider the attractive image which forms in our mind when someone says, “Jesus’ face.”

Source: Isaiah 53:2


Here’s a fact that most people don’t know. Jesus was Jewish by birth and by religion, and it therefore makes sense that he would have a Hebrew name. But the name Jesus isn’t Hebrew—nor even Aramaic, which is the language he probably spoke. In fact, the name Jesus is simply a derivative of the Greek approximation of his real name. His Greek-speaking apostles were probably unable to pronounce his Hebrew name, which was Yehoshua or Yeshua. When this name is translated into English, it becomes Joshua. Interestingly, in the Quran he is referred to as “Isa

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1. 1. Everyone does a great job parking!

3. 10. Slipping and falling never occurs

(at least once a day)

4. 2. Because if no one knew before, black ice shows your sick dancing skills

5. 3. Getting all bundled up brings out the real fashionista in you!

6. seriously no more pictures guys

7. 4. Everyone is in the best mood on a day full of slush and ice

8. 5. Newscasters have great news every morning

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enough elsa

9. 6. Commute to school/work is superb

10. 7. The avalanches of snow falling off the top of your car basically feel like this

11. 8. The sun melts the snow because the weather warms up real fast


12. 9. Being snowed in multiple times is just thrilling

13. 10. My college is always closed for snow days

15. 11. It’s completely acceptable to go to work like this

16. 12. The wind chill against your face is real refreshing

17. 13. Shoveling is fun

19. 15. Especially with your shirt off

20. Basically we would love to do this all day

21. But unfortunately we can’t hibernate

22. So we will just have to put up with winter until spring comes again

(sooner than later)
(plz & thank you)

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“Ive never told anyone that before. So here we are…I’ve been searching for ways to heal myself.”

Lady Gaga is probably best known for one of three things: her incredibly out-there style (need I remind you of the meat dress she wore to the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards?), her bold vocals and, easily enough, her name.

On Sunday, she graced us with one of the greatest halftime performancesthis country has seen in a while, and she did it with whole-hearted class, grace and dignity.

But before she was swooping in from the roof of NRG Stadium, and giving us all the feels with her shout out to mom and dad, Gaga made a quiet trip to visit homeless and displaced youth in New York City.

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Lady Gagaproved shes just like the rest of us in a recent visit to the Ali Forney Center in New York City. It was during her time there that the 30-year-old songstress opened up about her long history with mental illness.

She shared one of her deepest secrets with the homeless kids who call the shelter home.

I have a mental illness and I struggle with that mental illness every day. My own trauma in my own life has helped me to understand the trauma of others.

Gaga has opened up before about being raped at 19 years old. It took her seven years to tell anyone about the experience, but once she did, she became an outspoken advocate for victims of sexual assault and violence.Although, the ramifications have caused her mental health to suffer.

I told the kids today, I suffer from PTSD. Ive never told anyone that before. So here we are.

Its no secret that Gagas own trauma is the fuel behind some of her greatest hits. Her Oscar-nominated song Til It Happens to You details the harrowing experience of what its like to be sexually assaulted.

Gaga says its the kindness shes been shown by others that helped her through some of her darkest days.

The kindness thats shown to me by doctors as well as my family, and my friends, its really saved my life.

This comes after the singer recently admitted that fame doesnt make people happy. She hopes her new album will remind people of whats really important.

In the richest homes I meet the saddest and most depressed people. With this album I wanted to remind the whole world and my fans that the most important things are love and kindness. Kindness is what will create harmony, not celebrity and not fame. Money has been put on a pedestal, beauty has been put on a pedestal, celebrity has been put on a pedestal. I have traveled the world and seen the happiest people in the poorest parts of the world.



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Amid reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi summoned former Gujarat chief minister Anandiben Patel to Delhi over chaos at a BJP event in Surat, the state party unit has said they were not aware of it and that there was no official communication regarding the development.

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This little kitty from Nebraska has to undergo a procedure which will hopefully cure her large, swollen nose. Dr. Farrington is tasked with the duty to take out a parasite which is housed in the kittys nose. What they find inside the nose is pretty gnarly! A big warning – very graphic!

It turns out it is Cuterebra Larva responsible for the swollen nose. A fly called Cuterebra is to blame, as small animals that are often outside can easily become infected. There must have been an open wound on the kitty where the larva entered. Eggs proceed to attach themselves, then they hatch, triggered by the hosts body heat. But this nasty bug was removed just in the nick of time as any longer and it could have done further damage.

The kitty should make a full recovery thankfully!

Finally this cutie can easily breath once again. She was certainly a tough little kitty for going through what looked to be a not so pleasant procedure!

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