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Evolution highlights II

The Greatest Dying - A fate worse than global warming.
Jerry Coyne and Hopi Hoekstra explain in The New Republic how the current mass extinction is a far worse threat than global warming to human and other life on earth. (2007)

'Evolutionary forecasting' for drug resistance
Biochemists at Rice University are trying to predict how pathogens will acquire drug resistance by performing evolutionary experiments on them. (Today)

Animals Cool Down at Six Flags
"Odin, a white Bengal tiger, swims with his eyes wide open as he dives under water for a piece of meat at Odin's Temple of the Tiger exhibit at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Vallejo, California, on July 23, 2009. In the wild, all of the big cat species will will dive under water to get its prey or just cool off."

2 comments:

  1. Cue theme music from Jaws.

    cicely

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  2. Scariest tiger I've ever seen, that's for sure.

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