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News story
27/06/2010 - 16:10

Our leftover medicines are spawning drug-resistant "bacterial monsters" that thrive inside sharks, scientists say.

The finding suggests antibiotics such as penicillin may be leaching into the environment and spurring drug-resistant bacteria to evolve and multiply in the oceans.

(See: "Drug-Resistant Bacteria Found in Wild Arctic Birds.")

"Bacteria have sex, basically. They can transfer genetic material," said study leader Mark Mitchell, professor of veterinary clinical medicine at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Blog entry
11/06/2010 - 13:17

I caught a little wormy
a crawling up a tree.
He wiggled here
he wiggled there
he wiggled right at me.
I put him in a shoebox
and told him STAY RIGHT THERE.
But when I opened up the box
a butterfly was there.
I don't know how it happened
I couldn't if I tried
cause only the great Lord above
can make a butterfly.