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By Caitlin Dowling
"At the beginning we thought it was a big fish, but then we spotted hair on the head of the monster and his fins looked pretty strange, the front part of his body was equipped with arms."
Gafar Gasanof, the captain of the Baku, an Azeri trawler who claims to have seen an amphibious humanoid Merman in the Caspian Sea. (ananova.com)
"It was for sale on a table next to some vegetables, and I knew immediately it was something I had never seen before."
Conservation biologist Robert Timmins on the Rock rat, a species of rodent totally new to science, being sold as an Asian snack (New Scientist)
"We know there are people who are walking time bombs."
Dr. Michael Lauer, on findings in the New England Journal of Medicine that suggest that people with slow heartbeats during exercise and fast heartbeats at rest are more likely to drop dead of a heart attack. (Globe and Mail)
"As far as we know, this is the oldest shoe ever found in the United Kingdom."
Stephen Reed, who led the team from Exeter Archaeology and found a 2,000-year-old shoe in a hollow tree. (Globe and Mail)
To some kinds of fish, size really does matter (The Globe and Mail)
The waggle dance of the bee (BBC News)
Scientists find the world's fastest growing plant (Guardian.co.uk)
Creepy... Self-replicating robots (science a-go-go)
Caitlin Dowling's mission is to reach Mars. If this doesn't work out, Seattle will more than do. While waiting for news on her impending travel, she'd really like to compile data for a science website and maybe even post an article or two.
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