Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Octopus with Longest Gestation

Scientists have observed a deep-sea octopus (Graneledone boreopacifica) brooding a clutch of eggs at a site in the Pacific Ocean for roughly 53 months, longer by far than any other known species.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Human DNA Mostly "Junk"

A new study estimates that only 8.2% of human DNA is functional, performing or directing vital developmental activities, with the remainder of the molecule leftover evolutionary material described as "junk" that serves no known genetic purpose.