Monday, January 14, 2008

News Flash

Cockroach First Animal To Reproduce In Space

"A RUSSIAN cockroach called Nadezhda (Hope) has given birth to the first creatures ever conceived in space, scientists in Voronezh, central Russia, said today."

Excusing the unintentional hubris of the article's opening statement above - "space" is pretty vast and probability dictates that other life, or something like it, has replicated itself in the great unknown - I got a kick out of the news. It seems fitting that one of Earth's most resilient and adaptable animal orders, Blattodea, is already boldly going where no man has gone before, even if they're doing so under our auspices.

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