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(Phys Org2)   Researchers create red-eyed mutant wasps as hack movie writers, video game producers, and your nightmares look on   ( phys.org) divider line
    More: Obvious, Gene, parasitic jewel wasps, red eyes, Genetics, selfish genetic elements, jewel wasp Nasonia, selfish genetic element, CRISPR gene-slicing technology  
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1001 clicks; posted to Geek » on 19 Apr 2017 at 2:20 PM (39 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-04-19 11:52:54 AM  
Need more stock footage for the proper hack (fraud) movie makers to steal. You can't expect them to make their own creature effects.
 
2017-04-19 12:39:03 PM  
I wouldn't worry too much.  Three months before going gold, publishers will just force the game developers to replace the mutant wasps with Nazis because they're easier to market.
 
2017-04-19 02:38:29 PM  
Oh good. Just what the world really needed.
 
2017-04-19 02:43:43 PM  
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Seemed appropriate.
 
2017-04-19 02:47:46 PM  

puny: [img.fark.net image 425x551]
Seemed appropriate.


it can always be worse...
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2017-04-19 02:48:27 PM  

puny: [img.fark.net image 425x551]
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The greatest thing that ever happened to me in that game was getting my sneak skill high enough that I could pop those guys from a distance with silenced weapons. I could kill one without the others going on alert. Wash, rinse, reload, repeat.

// deathclaws took way more shots, so I would cripple their legs with my initial volley.
 
2017-04-19 02:49:48 PM  
Their paid for by Sara Conner. Their next step is mating spiders to waspz to creat the metal eating spider wasp/bees of slides. Perfect weapon against terminators
 
2017-04-19 02:49:58 PM  

Vacation Bible School: it can always be worse...


Reminds me of

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2017-04-19 03:07:28 PM  
The red eyes will be helpful, because there is nothing else about a wasp's appearance that screams "I AM HATE PERSONIFIED."
 
2017-04-19 03:46:57 PM  
I have to say CRISPR sounds just like something out of cyberpunk fiction... or Deus Ex.
 
2017-04-19 04:05:35 PM  
uggg i have soooo much crispr anxiety....
 
2017-04-19 04:05:56 PM  
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The wasp, he is a nasty one,
He scavenges and thrives, 
Unlike the honest honey bee
He doesn't care for hives.
He builds his waxy nest 
Then brings his mates from near and far
To sneak into your house 
When you have left the door ajar.

Then sniffing round for jam he goes
In every pot and packet, 
Buzzing round the kitchen 
In his black and yellow jacket. 
If with a rolled-up paper 
He should spot you creeping near 
He will do a somersault 
And sting you on the ear!
You never know with wasps 
You can`t relax, not for a minute.
Whatever you pick up - Look out!
A wasp might still be in it. 
You never even know
If there`s a wasp against your chest, 
For wasps are very fond
Of getting folded in your vest.
And he always comes in summer. 
In the winter-time he's gone 
When you never go on Picnics 
And you've put a jersey on.
I mean, what other comment
Causes panic and despair 
Like someone saying, 'Keep still!
There`s a wasp caught in your hair!'
But in a speeding car 
He finds his favourite abode, 
He likes poor Dad to swat like mad 
And veer across the road. 
He likes to watch Dad`s face, 
As all the kids begin to shout, 
'Dad! I don't like wasps! 
Oh where's he gone, Dad? Get him out!'
And I'd like to make a reference
To all the men who say
'Don't antagonise it
And the wasp will go away,' 
For I've done a little survey 
To see if it will or won't, 
And they sting you if you hit them 
And they sting you if you don't.
As we step into the sunshine 
Through the summers and the springs, 
Carrying our cardigans
And nursing all our stings, 
I often wonder, reaching for the blue bag
Just once more, 
If all things have a purpose 
What on earth can wasps be for?

- Pam Ayres
 
2017-04-19 04:18:41 PM  
Colour_out_of_Space:
The red eyes will be helpful, because there is nothing else about a wasp's appearance that screams "I AM HATERED PERSONIFIED."

FTFY
 
2017-04-19 08:29:45 PM  

puny: [img.fark.net image 425x551]
Seemed appropriate.


Popped into the thread expecting to find exactly this. Well done, carry on.
 
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