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Evolution Gets Another Boost - The world’s most successful bacterial parasite has effectively become a part of at least 11 different animals by writing its entire genetic code into theirs, according to research that sheds important light on evolution. Scientists have discovered copies of the genome of the Wolbachia bacterium lurking within the genetic code of fruit flies, wasps and nematode worms. So ingrained are the bacteria’s genes that they appear to have biological roles within the host animal. The findings have important implications for evolution, as they show that genes can transfer from bacteria to unrelated multicellular organisms and take on new functions much more readily than was supposed previously. Sweet!

Of course, to balance the advancement of the human race, we gotta talk about something that shows we're still idiots. Leona Helmsley's will has been executed...*shakes head* The largest bequest from it, $12 million, went to her fucking dog. It's held by her brother, who got $10 million of his own. A couple grandkids got $5 million a piece, provided they show up at Dad's grave at least once a year, and two other grandkids got cut out completely. Oh, and 100K to her driver. People Are Stupid™.

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    Jim Jeffries On Why Other Countries Think US Gun Laws Are Crazy Pretty well sums it all up, as far as I'm concerned.

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    Holy cats...I've only just become aware of this "free inhabitant / article 4" bullshit. Watching some of the videos of these wingnuts is comedy gold,…

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    First Biofluorescent Reptile Ever Discovered - Short article and links to further info. Biofluorescence is far from unknown, but we've never seen…

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