Although it's clearly a lizard, the aptly named thick-tailed gecko (Underwoodisaurus milii) has a bulky backside and is known to bark when in danger.
Andrew Z. Fire and Craig C. Mello have won the 2006 Nobel Prize in physiology or medicine for their work in controlling the activity of genes. This is likey to be a welcome award. RNA interference has taken labs by storm and shows some promise in the clinic. More later from The Scientist's news team.
October 2, 2006|