The Sea Slug has taken genes from the algae it eats, allowing it to photosynthesize like a plant. Could we, someday, be a shade greener in complexion but be powered by light???
It turns out that virgin births do happen in the animal world. Called asexual reproduction, the process takes place in sharks and certain reptiles. The folks at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have looked into the possibilities in the human species, and have published in the prestigious British Medical Journal. Interesting if somewhat questionable work.
A wonderful introduction into the subject of how all this, and we, got here. Click here
An excellent site for Spanish and Portuguese explorers courtesy of the University of Calgary.
Plague of 1348-49 spread so fast in London the carriers had to be humans not black rats, says archaeologist. For full Guardian article, Click Here
The oldest indication of life yet found, they lived here BEFORE substantial oxygen was present in the atmosphere. They existed in a sulphur laden environment, much like the life forms found in volcanic vents.
For Science Daily article Click Here