January 30th, 2008


Half-brained whales?

I scoured the tags and saw a few posts on whales, but nothing about this, so...

"Sperm whales literally drift to sleep, but it's a snooze like no other, according to a recent study that found whales perform slow, rhythmic dives as they slumber.

Because these drift dives keep the whales in constant motion as they rest, scientists now think the seafaring mammals sleep with one side of their brain at a time. The two sides alternate until both are rested."

"If the only sleep sperm whales get is during these drift dives, it would be less than any mammal studied so far," lead author Patrick Miller told Discovery News.

The rest of the article can be found here, at Discovery.com
Dust mite loooooooooooove.

A hen has laid green eggs in Mexico

Hey there! Long time stalker, first time post. I usually have stuff to post, but you guys always beat me to it. ;3 Well, I've got a little something for you, not much but it's something. I wouldn't have taken much notice, but It's apparently baffled scientists and therefore, also getting me. A hen laid some green eggs in Mexico :


( or here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/video_and_audio/default.stm -it's one of the videos on the side, I'll put up more news feeds when I find them.)

There are some chicken species that lay green eggs (the 'Easter hen' I think it's called), but this girl isn't one of them: http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/poultry/chickens/araucana/

So maybe Easter is coming early? I did notice lots of cream eggs in the store! :D I love cream eggs...and kinder-eggs. Yay toys. :B