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Artificial Fish Made Out of Human Heart Cells Recently Created By Scientists

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Scientists have developed a self-swimming mechanical fish using human heart cells, pushing them closer to building a more complicated artificial muscle pump.

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According to reports, Harvard University researchers built a “biohybrid” fish by coating its tail fins with human heart muscles obtained from stem cells. They discovered that as the cells contracted, the tail pulled in that direction, causing a stretch on the opposite side of the fin, which triggered a contraction, pushing the tail in the opposite direction.

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The back-and-forth muscle contractions powered the faux-fish to swim with “the same motion as a beating heart” for 108 days, or 38 million beats, according to the findings published in the journal Science, demonstrating that scientists can build a long-lasting muscular pump using human stem-cell-derived cardiac muscles.

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McDonald’s Branches to Be Sold Amidst Invasions

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McDonald’s has started the process of selling its Russian operations, which include about 850 outlets and 62,000 employees.

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Holding on to business in Russia ‘is no longer tenable, nor is it consistent with McDonald’s values,’ the fast food behemoth said, citing the humanitarian situation precipitated by Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine.

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McDonald’s wants to start eliminating golden arches and other symbols or signage linked with the corporation as it tries to sell off outlets. It also stated that its trademarks will remain in Russia.

The company confirmed that it would seek to hire those personnel and pay them until the sale was completed and everything is settled amidst the invasions.

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Disney Might Lose Rights to Mickey Mouse

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It has been revealed that Disney may be set to lose the rights to its most well-known and adored figure. According to reports, Republican Senator Josh Hawley has presented a bill that would strip Disney of the copyright on the original Mickey Mouse if it passes.

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If passed, the law would reduce copyright protections from 95 to 56 years, meaning Disney would lose some of its older copyrights immediately.

As Big as It Gets

Walt Disney and Ub Iwerks came up with the idea for Mickey Mouse in 1928. The character has since become Disney’s mascot and one of the world’s most recognizable cartoon characters.

Hawley’s bill is unlikely to pass, according to Deadline, citing a Democrat-controlled Senate as one of the reasons. Senator Patrick Leahy, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary subcommittee on intellectual property, is described as a “major supporter for the film business when it comes to fighting piracy and improving copyright rights,” according to the report.

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After Pilot Passes Out, This Passenger with No Knowledge of Flying Steps Up

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In Florida, a passenger with “no idea” how to fly a plane successfully landed a plane. The passenger was flying in a Cessna Caravan when the plane’s pilot took ill, leaving them with little choice but to land the plane alone.

A Little Backup Goes a Long Way

The passenger brought everyone safely at Palm Beach International Airport with the assistance of air traffic controllers on the ground.

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The small plane was 70 miles off the Florida coast when the incident occurred, according to the New York Post, which reported on the astounding performance.  “I’ve got a serious situation here. My pilot has gone incoherent. I have no idea how to fly the airplane.” Stated the passenger as he was trying to communicate with air traffic control.

The airplane, which can achieve speeds of 215 mph, has 14 seats, and a 52-foot wingspan, was able to land safely around 25 miles north of Palm Beach, according to maker Cessna. After that, air traffic control assisted the passenger in landing the plane and thus bringing everyone to safety. 

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