Omg, it’s 08.08.08! Surely someone somewhere has predicted that the universe will end on this date? Also, it’s the beginning of the Olympics and I am already sick of the freaky little mascots.
- I madez a rainbow wif ma sprinkler! – Yeah, lady, what the heck IS in our oxygen supply? Sent in by a few peeps.
- Cloned dog is a miracle– Owner who sold her home in order to pay $50,000 to have her dog cloned now plans to sign movie and book deals about her story. Miraculous, sure, that’s the word. Sent in by Paul. Wired raises a good question- no one’s mentioned if there were any defective puppies created in the process of cloning and what happened to them if they were created.
- Maggot secretions could lead to new antibiotics– Sent in by Michael. Bug_girl raises some concerns: “I’m a little worried about this–maggots are the last line of defense for MSRA infections. If we start using their chemicals as drugs (without the wound debriding effects of the maggots), I worry that we might loose a really useful tool.”
- Support animal research, save lives– Sandra’s blog post on the necessity of animal research and also a roundup of Sciblogger posts on the recent lab bombings.