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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: Re:Hmm (Score 0) 779

by karbyn-aceous (#33874110) Attached to: Pope Says Technology Causes Confusion Between Reality and Fiction
"so what purpose would you have for watching the game"

A very good question ... and what the hell would you do with yourself? I'm surprised no one has mentioned God's Debris by Scott Adams ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/God's_Debris

A free copy can be found here: http://www.andrewsmcmeel.com/godsdebris/

Communications

+ - Political parties using Web 2.0

Submitted by karbyn-aceous
karbyn-aceous (1204544) writes "With the recent election call in Canada, the main parties have been slinging mud fast and furious. This site http://scandalpedia.ca/Home_en.html illustrates a great way to reach voters, and let them vent their stories. Also, the Green Party has this website http://www.demanddemocraticdebates.ca/ because they have been excluded from the TV debates, which the leader Elizabeth May has called out the other leaders http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/09/09/may-debates.html. The Convervative Party has a high-tech war-room http://www.cbc.ca/news/canadavotes/story/2008/09/08/tory-media.html but their debut did not go smoothly.

How else can political parties get a leg up?"

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