Researchers Take The First Steps To Creating An Artificial Womb

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(PCM) There is already controversy brewing surrounding the news that researchers are well on their way to creating the world’s first artificial womb. The news sparks many debates over the issue of science and technology taking over for human life and the interaction between mothers and their newborn babies.

For many years little was known about the first few weeks of an embryo’s development inside of a woman’s uterus, however researchers have now discovered a way to watch fertilized eggs begin to grow and develop. Recently, researchers at Rockefeller University were able to watch and raise human embryos for a period of thirteen days.

Thus far, thirteen days is the only amount of time that is ethically allowed for human embryo growth and development for research purposes. That small amount of time, however, provided researchers with a plethora of knowledge and information and they learned that an embryo does indeed contain it’s own genetic instruction manual to aid in the development process. They found this information is not shared with the mother until much further along in the pregnancy.

This new information opens the door for researchers to explore various options for human growth and development that would no longer be dependent on a human womb. While it does raise quite a few ethical questions about the bond between a mother and child, it also opens doors for women who are unable to carry out pregnancies due to certain physical ailments.

The way it would work is that a woman’s fertilized egg would be implanted into a lab-created womb which would contain all the vital nutrients needed for the developing fetus, including an artificial placenta and amniotic fluid. Parents to be would also have the ability to control their child’s gender and physical appearance, as well as, certain desirable genetic traits.

This all certainly sounds like something straight out a science fiction novel and brings up the age old question of whether or not is okay for researchers to play God in the name of science.

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Dad’s Across The Internet Created The Cheerio Challenge And It Rocks!

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(PCM) The latest and arguably the most adorable internet challenge was created by a bunch of dad’s who have now won the internet just in time for Father’s Day.

The #cheeriochallenge was created by a blog called Life Of Dad and consists of asking fathers to stack Cheerio’s cereal on their sleeping babies faces. The challenge has caught on like wildfire and father’s all over are posting adorable images of their babies with stacks of Cheerio’s trying to outdo each other with who can get the highest stack without it falling.

The competition is fierce, as some dad’s have managed to stack as many as 17 cheerio’s on top of their baby’s sleeping heads. Some dad’s are accusing each other of using glue to hold together the stacks of Cheerio’s, but all in all the challenge has been in good fun and spirit. Many also claim that if you lick the Cheerio’s before stacking it helps them stick together or using flavored Apple Cinnamon Cheerio’s assist with making the challenge a bit easier.

Either way it is completely adorable and amazing to see dad’s bonding with their babies just in time for Father’s Day!

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‘Adult Nursery’ Opens In Illinois And Local Residents Are Not Pleased!

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(PCM) A man by the name of Todd has opened what is most likely the nations first and only ‘adult nursery’ called Tykables, which exists to cater to those adult individuals who suffer from incontinence, as well as, those who are  “ABDL” otherwise known as “Adult Baby Diaper Lovers”.

ABDL is a sexual fetish where the person enjoys putting on adult sized baby diapers and behaving in an infantile way. Todd claims that he started Tykables (which happens to be a brand of adult-sized baby diapers) to meet both the medical and sexual needs of his clientele.

The Tykables diapers are available for purchase, however the store takes things a step further and features a 7.5 foot crib, large stuffed teddy bears, a 5.5. foot Rocking Horse, and an adult-sized high chair for feeding time. While Todd claims no actual sexual activity takes place in the store, it is a place where fetishists can let loose and be themselves without fear of shame or judgement.

Entrance to Tykables is gained by appointment only and all windows and doors are completely shuttered for privacy. Despite the privacy precautions, residents in suburban Mt. Prospect, Illinois, where Tykables is located, are outraged.  They are demanding that the city step and close Tykables for good.

The city sided with Tykable and it appears they are safe for the time being as it has been proven that no actual sex takes place in the establishment, it is private and the only activities that take place are consensual acts of teddy bear cuddling and bottle feeding by appointment only.  Everything is legit from a legal stand-point, so the disgusted residents will be forced to deal with it for now. Maybe Todd will hand them out some free pacifiers?

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The 125 Collection Customized Quote Candles Are Our New Favorite Thing!

quote-candle(PCM) After learning that The 125 Collection was a part of Jenni “JWOWW” Farley’s recent baby shower with their fun and quirky all-natural Quote Candles we just had to do some further research into these fantastic new products.

The 125 Collection was created by two incredible business-savvy women in the bustling city of Harlem and named after the legendary 125th street.  It is a growing lifestyle brand created in NYC that fuses fun, style, and individuality into everyday life with their inspiring and witty quote candles.  Constantly inspired by the city that they love, The 125 Collection is a destination for fashion forward individuals who celebrate self expression in style. Each 100% natural soy candle can be customized with any quote that inspires, motivates, and makes you laugh.

Made from the highest quality materials, their 100% natural soy candles are non toxic and made without any synthetics or fillers and made with a lead free wick. Quote Candles by The 125 Collection are individually hand poured and assembled in New York City.

We absolutely can’t wait to get our hands on one and while the quotes available for purchase on the website are fantastic in their own right, the fact that you can customize the candles with your own quotes or messages that have special or personal meaning to you seals the deal. These would be absolutely perfect for baby showers, as in the case of “JWOWW” where they were a huge hit with her guests, as well as, weddings, graduations, anniversaries and more!

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DNA Results Prove Woman Gave Birth To Twins With Different Fathers

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(PCM) We had always wondered if something like this was truly possible and it now appears that it is indeed possible for a set of twin to be born with two different fathers. A set of newly born twins in Vietnam are being labeled as bi-fraternal, meaning they have two different fathers. A series of DNA tests conducted on the twins have solidified this result.

While the twins develop normally side-by-side in the mother’s womb, the DNA test revealed that they actually came from two separate eggs that were individually fertilized by the sperm from two different men. Such an occurrence is incredibly rare and here in the U.S. there have only been two reported cases of bi-fraternal twins.  It is not very often that eggs are fertilized during separate acts of sexual intercourse within the same ovulation period.

A woman’s egg has a life span of 12 to 48 hours, and a sperm for seven to 10 days, so there’s about a week’s time for potential overlap and a situation like this one to have the potential to occur. There are less than 10 cases in the world with twins that are known to have two different fathers, however there is the possibility that more exist where the parents and the twins either don’t know about it or do not want to reveal that information.

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Ultrasound Picture Appears To Show A ‘Demon’ Watching Over Unborn Child

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(PCM) If this wouldn’t be enough to creep you out, we don’t know what will! An ultrasound photo of a unborn child is going viral after numerous people identified what appears to be a demon in the photo watching over the unborn fetus. If we were the parents, we might have to ask for another snapshot!

The image was posted to the popular photo sharing web site imgur with the caption “My friend ultrasound … when you see it … ” Immediately after the image was posted several users commented that they quickly noticed what appears to be the chilling apparition of a demon on the right side of the photo.

The photo has been viewed well over 1 million times on the site and while most of the comments lean towards the opinion that it is a demon watching over the baby in the image, others feel that it could be the image of either a Hindu goddess, a weeping angel or perhaps even a friendly mermaid.

Whatever it happens to be, it is definitely creepy as hell and certainly raises quite a few questions.

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