FAITH MEETS SCIENCE: Vatican Enlists Tattoo Removal Lasers to Clean Priceless Artwork

An intriguing report out of England: The Vatican has hired Lynton Lasers, a tattoo removal company in Cheshire, to remove dirt from its priceless statues and paintings. The company's infrared laser beams use a gentle heat to remove pollution and dirt from statues, many of which date back to the Middle Ages. Andy Charlton, the company's chairman, said that the lasers can also be used on frescoes and artwork--but that it's a sensitive process. "With artwork or frescoes," Charlton explained to the … [Read more...]

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Deliberate Deception? Biotech Company Uses “Fetal Cells” to Treat Gordie Howe, Calls Them “Adult”

Two well-known athletes are making remarkable progress following stem cell transplants from a San Diego-based biopharmaceutical company; but the company's own statements have caused some confusion as to just where the stem cells came from.Detroit Red Wings' hockey great Gordie Howe and San Francisco 49ers' retired quarterback John Brodie are showing remarkable progress after stem cell treatments with "adult stem cells," according to Stemedica Cell Technologies president Maynard Howe.Only … [Read more...]

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Your Invisible Boyfriend: Stretching the Truth (for a Price)

Remember when you were in kindergarten and you had an imaginary friend?  Well, maybe you didn't--but if you did, you'll understand exactly how a single girl can get hooked on a deal like Invisible Boyfriend.Invisible Boyfriend and Invisible Girlfriend are the creation of a frustrated guy who got tired of family and friends pushing him to date.  Matt Homann, co-founder of the start-up which launched last week, was newly divorced and, as he explains on the website, around Thanksgiving his mo … [Read more...]

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