Or, at least, changing the way we think of them. Everyone's probably heard about this already, but I think it's so bloody cool that it merits attention here: American researchers discovered a pair of twins who aren't fraternal, aren't identical, but are semi-identical chimeras
. The thought is that two sperm fertilized the same egg, which then split into two embryos. So, the kids have some body parts that are with one sperm's set of chromosomes, other parts with the other. So. Cool!
Speaking of reproduction, those-sex-shy pandas, whose reproductive behavior suggests maybe they really do want to become extinct, are being treated to panda porn
, in hopes that it'll inspire them to get busy and make more pandas. I wonder if they have porn music too?
Finally, and not-really-relatedly, Samsung announced that they've developed a 64-gigabyte solid state hard drive
. Damn! I knew I bought the new laptop too soon!!!
Labels: chimera, genetics, hard disk, pandas, porn, reproduction, science, semi-identical, technology, twins