Thursday, February 08, 2007

Meet the Beatles -- From the Bush Administration

As if late night comedians weren't enough, scientists have poked their own fun at the Bush administration. reports on how scientists often name their discoveries of new species after celebrities:

Apparently, these names aren’t always flattering. I was kind of shocked to learn that some scientists wear their politics on their labcoat sleeves… and even worse, that they use their powers to poke fun! Such was the case with Agathidium bushi, A. cheneyi and A. rumsfeldi, which are now all scientific names for types of slime mold beetles.

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