Two-headed baby salamander isn't radioactive, but it is weird

December 12, 2014 1:59 PM

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Two-headed baby salamander isn't radioactive, but it is weird

Just call them "Arne" and "Sebastian." Those are the monikers given to the two separate heads of one baby salamander that was born last week in a lab in Israel.

Two heads are likely not better than one for the Near Eastern fire salamander (Salamandra infraimmaculata), which was born, alive, in a laboratory at the University of Haifa in Israel. Researchers aren't sure why the salamander tadpole has two noggins, but say random mutations or environmental pollu...

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