The Odd Assortment: 2010-04-02
Bathynomus Giganteus: Terrifying Sea Beast (more than 2 feet, head to tail) Hauled Up–looks like a giant ______? Anything from your rock turning childhood days this reminds you of?
New Blind Snakes Found No these are NOT worms. They’re on every continent except Antarctica. I’ve never seen one except in a jar of formaldehyde.
New Proof Unknown “Structures” Tug at Our Universe: from OUTSIDE the universe? There might be a thing or two we haven’t quite figured out yet about what’s going on.
Artificial letters added to life’s alphabet: now what? Creating proteins never before seen or possible comes to mind. What harm could it do? And it would all be patent-able so there’s money to be made! Wheee!
Genetically-altered pigs to save the dead zones? We are quick to patch the consequences and slow to change the preferences and habits that produce them. So let’s keep raising pigs in high-density feedlots, keep knowing their lagoons of poop will get eventually to the oceans. Let’s change the poop.