Thursday, March 28, 2013

It's Your Money - New Zealand Mud Snail

All those spending cuts...how can we survive! Closing the White House to tours. Decreasing the federal workforce. The same workforce that saw an increase by 11.7% from 2008 to 2011. Taking the steam out of Old Faithful. What to do...what to do...what to do?

How about the sex life of a New Zealand mud snail? This study was first funded in 2011. Funding for the program will continue until 2015. The University of Iowa runs this study to see whether there is any benefit to sex among New Zealand mud snails and whether that explains why any organism has sex. The National Science Foundation awarded a grant for $876,752 to the university for this study.

I guess Obama won't cut this funding. Read more at...
http://cnsnews.com/news/article/feds-spending-880000-study-benefits-snail-sex