(NaturalNews) If a group of Chinese scientists gets their way, the future genome of the human race will be designed and mapped out by their genetic standards. Human genetics might one day have to pass strict genetic tests and go through genetic modification to meet the demands of developing a more perfect human race. Chinese scientists are taking eugenics to a whole new level at the Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, confirming for the first time that human embryos have been genetically engineered.
Those who are angered at the current corporate control and genetic modification of crops should be even more furious at the experiments currently taking place on human embryos.
The Chinese scientists claim they have modified the germ line of several human embryos. The genetic changes are intended to eliminate the possibility of a fatal blood disorder in humans called thalassemia. This is the next step toward a society of designer babies engineered to possess more disease-resilient traits.
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It’s hoped the cash will prompt final investment from French energy company EDF to get the delayed Hinkley Point C project off the ground.
Mr Osborne today said the stations are essential part of powering the country, and boasted that the deal paves the way for a wave of Chinese investment into British infrastructure and business.
The Chancellor is currently in China as part of a five-day tour aimed at strengthening a “golden relationship” of business and trade relations between the two countries.
He wants China to help fund further nuclear power stations, as well as Tory business initiatives including the ‘Northern Powerhouse’ project.
However, EDF threw water over the Chancellor’s announcement and said that Chinese cash does not put Hinkley Point back on track.
The energy company is still deciding whether to invest in the £24.5bn station would be the first nuclear power generator built in Britain in 20 years.
It was supposed to be in operation by 2023, but earlier this year EDF announced thee project would be delayed.
During the next ten years, Britain is expected to need to replace around quarter of its energy capacity due to ageing nuclear and coal power plants retiring.
Mr Osborne said the Hinkley Point plant is expected to produce enough energy to supply seven per cent of the country’s needs, powering around six million homes.
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In a series of Twitter posts, an increasingly-distressed Damian McBride today advised people to prepare for a financial crisis worse than that of 2008, as global stock markets continue to plummet.
The ex-Head of Communications at the Treasury urged British families to put their cash in a safe place, stock up on bottled water and tinned goods, and organise a meeting point with loved ones in case transport and communication networks in the UK go down.
He wrote: “Advice on the looming crash, No.1: get hard cash in a safe place now; don’t assume banks & cashpoints will be open, or bank cards will work
“Crash advice No.2: do you have enough bottled water, tinned goods & other essentials at home to live a month indoors? If not, get shopping.
“Crash advice No.3: agree a rally point with your loved ones in case transport and communication gets cut off; somewhere you can all head to.”
Mr McBride said that Britain was close to reaching a similar point in 2008 – when he was within the Treasury’s top team – and predicted that a crisis 20 times worse is about to kick in.
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Seismologists in China have established an official ‘early-warning centre’ for earthquakes that will monitor seven farms full of animals looking for odd changes in behaviour:
Changes in behaviour have been noted in laboratory mice, daily rhythms of ants have reportedly been disrupted, and cows have been observed to behave unusually (in one case an entire herd of cows was witnessed lying down in unison before an earthquake struck). There were reports of elephants and flamingos heading to higher ground before the 2004 Boxing Day earthquake and tsunami, and more recently of zoo animals acting strangely before an earthquake that struck Washington, D.C. One of the earliest reports of animal behaviour predicting earthquakes is from Greece in 373 BC, when rats, weasels, snakes, and centipedes were said to have left their usual homes several days before it struck. that appeared to provide support for the idea that animals can sense earthquakes in advance.
Drones are being used to spy on pupils during university entrance examinations in China to stop them from cheating, according to Chinese media.
Officials in Luoyang, central China, have adopted the high-tech method to monitor students while they take the notoriously difficult tests.
The silent-flying drones will hover over students during university entrance exams known as ‘gaokao’, which are taken by more than nine million teenagers every year.
The devices will use 360 degree rotations to scan testing halls and locate suspicious radio signals created by hidden earpieces used to obtain the answers to exam questions.
In a new military white paper published today, China vowed to increase its focus on offensive capabilities rather than its current defensive stance.
Beijing highlighted a “grave and complex array of security threats” as the reason for the switch, including its ongoing territorial row in the South China Sea.
China is determined to complete its construction of artificial reefs in the internationally disputed waters, despite protests from neighbouring countries Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
Under President Obama the US has repeatedly clashed with China over its building projects in the disputed Spratly Islands, whose sovereignty are claimed by a number of nations.
Washington believes the work is being conducted with the aim of strengthening China’s claim to the vast majority of the South China Sea, increasing fears the movement of ships and aircraft in the region could soon be restricted by Beijing.
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