Genetics researchers create a fish with legs. Because that’s what you do when you’re a genetic researcher.
If you’re getting paid to research and experiment with genetics, I would think you would be doing a disservice to the world if you weren’t doing crazy shit like inventing fish with legs. That’s exactly what biologists Renata Frietas and colleagues did when they injected genes into a zebrafish embryo to force it to grow legs.
Identifying and classifying bones and other remains that archaeologists dig out of the ground is much more difficult than it seems when you see the end result. But when all you’re finding is broken bits of bone, it takes a lot of work to properly figure out what you’re looking at. Like when archaeologists thought they had a seven million year old chunk of lemur, only to find out 100 years later that it’s actually a fish.
The intricate circular pattern above wasn’t made by any manmade source, nor through some alien undersea device. Instead, it was made by a very ambitious puffer fish off the coast of Japan.
While I’m sure being on the International Space Station is incredibly awesome, until now it was sorely lacking a fish tank. But this fish tank isn’t just for amusement and relaxation. It’s serious science to measure the effects of marine animals in microgravity. FISH IN SPACE.