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A new twist on Cope's law



A study on ostracodes out this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy 
of Sciences shows that they grow larger following Cope's Law only in cold 
conditions; in warm conditions they show no trend to increase size. Here's an 
explanation from NSF:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-01/uoc--sfe011706.php
-- 
Jeff Hecht