This may be the role reversal to end all role reversals.
Scientists on Thursday described four insect species that dwell in extremely dry caves in Brazil, feed on bat guano and possess what the researchers called an “evolutionary novelty.” .
The females have an elaborate, penis-like organ while the males have a vagina-like opening into which females insert their organ during mating sessions that last 40 to 70 hours, the scientists reported in the journal Current Biology. Read more: http://reut.rs/Rs5UKF
(The female penis of the Neotrogla aurora insect species is seen in an undated handout photo released April 17, 2014. REUTERS/CURRENT BIOLOGY/KAZUNORI YOSHIZAWA ET AL)
BTC China, one of the country’s leading digital currency exchanges, has installed China’s first bitcoin ATM and launched an online app allowing individuals to buy and sell bitcoins using mobile phones, skirting local banking regulations seen as increasingly hostile to so-called crypto-currencies. Read more: http://reut.rs/1qIkOs5
(A Bitcoin logo is displayed below a $5 bill during the “Inside Bitcoins: The Future of Virtual Currency Conference” in New York on April 8, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson)
Google to buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace
Google Inc said it will buy drone-maker Titan Aerospace in an attempt to provide Internet access to more parts of the world, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.
Google did not disclose a purchase price for Titan, whose solar-powered drones are intended to fly for years, the paper said.
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Four young women born with abnormal or missing vaginas were implanted with lab-grown versions made from their own cells, the latest success in creating replacement organs.
All four of the women are now sexually active and report normal vaginal function. Two of the four, who were born with a working uterus but no vagina, now menstruate normally. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine/Handout via Reuters)
She Ping, a 34-year-old beekeeper, is seen during an attempt to cover his body with bees in Chongqing municipality, April 9, 2014. He used queen bees to successfully attract more than 460,000 bees, weighing over 45 kg (99 lbs), within 40 minutes, local media reported. Picture taken April 9, 2014. REUTERS/China Daily
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Security experts warn there is little Internet users can do to protect themselves from the recently uncovered “Heartbleed” Internet threat that exposes data to hackers, at least not until vulnerable websites take steps to secure their communications. (Photo credit: REUTERS/Kacper Pempel)
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