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Rather an abundance of Good Stuff in the last Science Daily headline list. I can't decide which of these 5 items to leave out so I'm just going to link to the lot, and limit my quoting to the headlines.

First off, Evolution In Action - a difference in one gene (for color) is reproductively isolating two populations of flycatcher.
Study Catches Two Bird Populations As They Split Into Separate Species

Next up, Astronomy on the Moon - looks like we could build some pretty big telescope mirrors from materials available on the moon, eliminating the need to haul the things up out of the gravity well. Given the stuff we're finding from orbital telescopes, imagine the fun we could have with something a heckuvalot bigger on the flipside of the moon...
Giant Telescope Mirrors For The Moon Could Be Made With Carbon, Epoxy And Lunar Dust

Interesting futures in gluing stuff together. Cheaply, yet. Nanotech strikes again! Note also the related story entry for a glue which can have its stickiness turned on and off by varying pH levels...
Inexpensive 'Nanoglue' Can Bond Nearly Anything Together

From nanotubules to...yarn?
Lasers Used to Make First Boron-Nitride Nanotube Yarn

OK, this one is not new - in fact it was published in 2003 but.. wow... And I thought the axolotl's habit of going multiple generations before one bothers to become an actual adult was weird.
Young Sea Animals Clone Themselves—century-Old Debate Halted

So a) ScienceDaily is cool and b) if you sign up for it be warned - it can eat up several days if you aren't careful. :)

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Jan. 30th, 2010 12:54 am (UTC)
I've always liked Axolotls. I love the variety of colors they come in as well.
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