February 2nd, 2008


[links] Link salad for a travel day

Finnish patient gets new jaw from own stem cells — "Scientists in Finland said they had replaced a 65-year-old patient's upper jaw with a bone transplant cultivated from stem cells isolated from his own fatty tissue and grown inside his abdomen."

Fresh Insight into Evolution — "women with higher recombination rates had more children, suggesting that evolution has selected for molecular mechanisms that create diversity" Huh. And here I thought human reproduction was a social behavior.

Rabbit chases off snake — Very weird video of nature in action. (Courtesy of AH.)

jeffvandermeer on the end of the world as we know it — And I feel fine. Or maybe not.

An Act to Prohibit Certain Food Establishments From Serving Food to Any Person Who Is Obese — Courtesy of the Mississippi state legislature. In draft, I believe. And, um, wow. (Thanks to .)