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The Sciences

Weird Science Roundup: Special Animal-Only Edition!

DiscoblogBy Rachel CernanskyApril 25, 2009 12:32 AM
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• If you thought things were bad on Wall Street, zoo animals laid off at the Bronx Zoo may have it much worse. • A family looking for relaxation at a Florida beach found adventure instead, when they discovered a one-eyed, three-legged alligator. (It was captured and returned safely to the wild.) • A glowing frog became a charm on a string of Christmas lights, while the first transgenic puppy glows under ultraviolet light. • The Telegraph reports that scientists have found, literally, a smiley-faced spider from Hawaii. • Not so smiley, however, are horse fans around the world, after a group of 21 polo horses died from a supplement prepared at a Florida pharmacy with the wrong proportion of ingredients. • Non-animal-related: but if you happen to find yourself at the top of Mount Everest, you may soon get decent cell reception.

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