:: Todays news October 11, 2008Posted by Minci 先生 in Everyday Life.
In today’s news..
A virgin shark (named TidBIt) produces a pup in Virginia aquarium. Scientists confirmed that it’s the second case of “virgin birth” after one reporting in a zoo at Omaha in 2002. The process is called parthenogenesis. What happens is that the female eggs develops spontaneously into embryos y some sort of hormones. Interestingly, this process has been known to happen in KOmodo dragons, snakes, birds, fish and amphibians! How’s that for ‘Fakta menarik hari ini?’
Parthenogenesis : Baby conceived without male sperm fertilizing the females eggs.
Secondly, Dalai Lama just underwent a gallstone surgery.
In China, theres a sudden turnup of drug-resistant HIV strains.
And finally, two volunteers working for the French medical charity Medecins du Monde were kidnapped on one of their visits to a drought-stricken area. A female Japanese doctor and a male Dutch nurse. Kidnappers say that they free the hostages if Ehtiopia releases the Somali prisoners.