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Comment Re:news? (Score 1) 232

OK, that's really news, I should've RTFA. Among procaryotes (like bacteria) it's common. Some viruses can insert their genes into their host's genomes. However, it's the only eucaryote (organism with a nucleus in cell) that I know to incorporate genes on it's own. Are there any other?

Ocean-Crossing Dragonflies Discovered 95

grrlscientist writes "While living and working as a marine biologist in Maldives, Charles Anderson noticed sudden explosions of dragonflies at certain times of year. He explains how he carefully tracked the path of a plain, little dragonfly called the Globe Skimmer, Pantala flavescens, only to discover that it had the longest migratory journey of any insect in the world."

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