Monday, March 21, 2011

Cool Science Tidbits

Today's cool science news:

Older elephant matriarchs are better able to identify the roar of a male lion and to initiate the formation of appropriate defensive tactics faster than younger female elephants.

The gene that causes shar-pei dogs to wrinkle so much also causes periodic fevers. Research into this genetic mutation may help human populations that have familial Mediterranean disease, as well as shar-pei breeders.

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