DailyDirt: Some Quicklinks On Biological Discoveries
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
A long time ago, we used to publish more "bite-sized" technology bits, but somewhere along the way, we started writing up posts with hundreds of words in them. For those of you who miss the good ol' days (and prefer quick links), here are some randomly interesting biological discoveries (without too much commentary from us):
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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.