Scientists reverse evolution to create chickens that grow alligator-like snouts

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Altering the DNA of chicken embryos can give them qualities they lost millions of years ago.

Chickens and other birds are thought to have descended from dinosaurs through a series of genetic changes. Scientists have rewound 65 million years of evolutionary history by tweaking chicken DNA to create embryos that grow alligator-like snouts rather than beaks.

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Double-Taker Robot Makes Observations About Passersby

Double-Taker Robot Makes Observations About Passersby

Double-Taker (Snout)

If you like things that are interactive, you might like Double-Taker (Snout), which happens to be an interactive installation. Golan Levin designed the snout, which consists of an eight-foot long industrial robotic arm, and it deceptively looks similar to a pachyderm’s trunk. Video after the jump.

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