Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found via animal testing that zapping the testicles of rats with a therapeutic ultrasound machine can get rid of the germ cells used to produce sperm. "This caused rat sperm counts to fall far below the [equivalent] range seen in normal fertile men, and this happened in just two weeks," said James Tsuruta, assistant professor of pediatrics in the laboratories of reproductive biology at UNC Chapel Hill.
"This method dropped sperm counts 10-times lower than just using heat," said Tsuruta. "It's going to be exciting to figure out how this exactly works: if it's safe to use repeatedly, how long it lasts, and if it's reversible."
Scientists believe this study could pave the way for a new method of male contraception, but have discouraged women from electrocuting their beaus’ balls with or without consent at least until clinical trials have begun.—-
A well-to-do Florida man adopted his 42-year-old girlfriend to protect his assets during an upcoming lawsuit.
Ja Rule told the New York Daily News that jail is the bee’s knees and he loves getting free financial advice from the joint’s financial gurus Alan Hevesi and former Tyco CEO Dennis Kozlowski. “Outside, you don’t meet guys like this every day. This place is amazing…” Ja Rule told the Daily News. “Koz just got out on work release. Not to say I wish he was still here. But they’re both great, smart guys.” If you’re wondering, the answer is yes, Ja has a nickname for Hevesi. It’s “Hevey D.”
Never settle for less—than time served.
The Hood Internet is still good. Check ’em out mashing up Wale and Kavinsky in a track they call “Nightchain.”
John Hawkes and Mos Def will star in an upcoming prequel to Quentin Tarantino’s Jackie Brown.
Star Wars: Episode 1—The Phantom Menace 3D is coming! And you didn’t think Darth Maul could be any more badass or Jar Jar Binks any more annoying.
Willie Nelson has returned to Sony Records for the first time since ’93, penning a new deal which will see him record five new albums and re-release archival works. IN 3D! (Just kidding.)
BET has banned Nicki Minaj’s music video for her single, “Stupid Hoe.” BET has refused to give a reason for banning the video other than the fact that the chorus is “You a stupid hoe, you a stupid hoe.” It still has 20,000,000 views on YouTube.