DailyDirt: Some Quicklinks On Biological Discoveries
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Harvard researchers create mice with a controllable telomerase gene and demonstrate partial reverse aging in those mice. (Roy Batty might want to read up on this.) New Zealand is home to a lot of weird animals -- including the tuatara, a reptile which has a genetic code unlike any other vertebrate on Earth. Pterosaurs probably couldn't fly in stormy weather, according to wind tunnel experiments. The first and only species of squidworm lives in a pineapple under the sea.in the deep waters of the Celebes Sea. A single-celled organism (the size of a grape!), Gromia sphaerica, leaves tracks in the sand as it rolls around the bottom of the ocean.