Los tentáculos del pulpo
Published Thursday, June 08, 2006 by Spyder | E-mail this post
Es un pequeño abstract de un artículo del New York Times
, donde se comenta las semejanzas de los tentáculos del pulpo a los brazos de los vertebrados.
Researchers from Israel and Italy find that octopus can stiffen arms and bend them in way similar to vertebrates to facilitate eating; study, published in journal Nature, says joints created when octopus bends are changeable and relate to where food is first grasped by arm; Dr Robert J Asher of Humbolt University (Berlin) and colleagues from American Museum of Natural History assert that new fossils of early rabbit found in southern Mongolia support divergence of lagomorphs and rodents at beginning of Cretaceous period about 65 million years ago; discovery is published in journal Science; Dr Wendell L Roelofs of Cornell University leads research into cockroach pheromones; study, published in journal Science, successfully uses extracted female cockroach pheromones to lure males into baiting traps; Dr Theodore A Evans, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, Canberra, Australia, researcher, conducts study that shows termites select wood based on relative size; findings, which are published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, discovers that worker termites, who are often blind, can determine size of wood by biting it; drawing