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Reading the comments I received on my recent post about playing against your real life gender, I noticed that many people made mention of the fact that males in many games tend toward ridiculous excesses of mesomorph formation -- unlikely musculature, epic height, etc. On the other hand, when they'r...

November 30th 2007 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Robot tadpole mating. That's what a team of vertebrate physiologists at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. have been using to investigate the evolution of vertebrae. These little robot tadpoles -- lovingly named "Tadros" -- are modeled after the larvae of sea creatures called "sea squirts": each h...

November 19th 2006 at 11:19pm 0 Comments