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Immaculate Conception In a Boa Constrictor 478

Posted by samzenpus
from the gold-frankincense-and-mice dept.
crudmonkey writes "Researchers have discovered a biological shocker: female boa constrictors are capable of giving birth asexually. But the surprise doesn't end there. The study in Biology Letters found that boa babies produced through this asexual reproduction — also known as parthenogenesis — sport a chromosomal oddity that researchers thought was impossible in reptiles. While researchers admit that the female in the study may have been a genetic freak, they say the findings should press researchers to re-think reptile reproduction. Virgin birth among reptiles, especially primitive ones like boas, they argue may be far commoner than ever expected."

Comment: or perhaps Ubuntu users giving money to Microsoft? (Score 1) 370

by dirac3000 (#30917894) Attached to: Ubuntu Moves To Yahoo For Default Firefox Search
So, Yahoo has a deal with Microsoft, and Ubuntu uses Yahoo as default search engine in their default browser. So Ubuntu users by default will be contribuiting to the income of Microsoft. Where's the part of "or perhaps Ubuntu users giving money to Microsoft" that I don't get?

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