Archive: 09/24/2007

Bacteria join ranks of lazy cheaters

Baseball had its steroids and Black Sox. Politics lived through Watergate. Wall Street has been riddled with insider trading scandals. And before we cast the first stone, who among us has never tried to get through an intersection ...

Sep 24, 2007 4.5 / 5 (8) 0

What gives us sunburn protects crayfish against bacteria

The production of melanin gives us sunburns, but it also helps invertebrate animals to encapsulate attacking fungi and parasites. Uppsala University researchers, in collaboration with Korean and Thai colleagues, can now ...

Sep 24, 2007 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

New paper examines dams' effects on California salmon

Spring-run Chinook salmon and other fish in the rivers of California’s Central Valley could be harmed by more water-storage dams, according to researchers at Duke University and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Sep 24, 2007 4 / 5 (3) 0

Rare albino ratfish has eerie, silvery sheen

A ghostly, mutant ratfish caught off Whidbey Island in Washington state is the only completely albino fish ever seen by both the curator of the University of Washington's 7.2 million-specimen fish collection ...

Sep 24, 2007 4.5 / 5 (11) 0