You Can Now Brew Morphine With Specialized Yeast

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Though when we say "you" we mean "scientists with the appropriate time and resources to devote to a very fragile and complicated process". Scientists from U.C. Berkeley, Concordia University in Montreal and University of Calgary have developed a fifteen step process using three different genetically modified yeasts to turn glucose into morphine. Eventually, it could be used to produce opiod drugs easier but at the moment it takes 53 gallons of the specialized yeast to create 30 mg of morphine. 

Now That's What I Call a Party

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It's not a real party until at least two wild animals are sharing in the experience. Opposable thumbs are encouraged but not required.

A River of Whiskey Flows Through Scotland

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More than 6000 liters of whisky was let loose into Scotland's River Ayr. Apparently, a road tanker carrying 27, 500 liters of the spirit was ordered via computer to pump into the wrong vat, resulting in an overspill into the roadway by the river.