Sunday 11 May 2008

Do We Really Need Scientists to Tell Us This?

Scientific American has finally told us what they must think we were too stupid to figure out on our own. The Platypus, with its wide flat body, and its duck bill, webbed feet, and beaver like tail, is a strange animal... and guess what, its genetic code is strange too. Thank you, Scientific American.

"The platypus (Ornithorhynchus anatinus) is an odd-looking creature ... A new study indicates that the distinctive mammal's genetic code is an eclectic brew of bird, reptile and mammal."

Great, A screwy looking animal has screwy genes... "Who would a thunk it".

Ok, then I'm clicking through the BBC (gotta love the Brits) and found this headline for the collection:

Great tits cope well with warming
By Richard Black
Environment correspondent, BBC News website

Honest. They even have a picture

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