Thursday, 10 November 2011

67) Science with beetles

    Researcher checks airplane windscreens at the airport for bugs on windshields to do a survey of the flying insect highway.
    Finds a correlation between phylogenetic genetic markers and how high the bugs fly regardless of their size.
    Tracks that change back to the birth of flowering plants 200+ million of years ago.
    Finds pollen for that flower in amber and is able to resurrects said flower because it’s very similar to magnolia.
    As it blooms a thick haze of pollen seeps out and puts everyone in the lab in a coma, then the building, then the campus…

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