Archive: 01/7/2008

Hybridization partially restores vision in cavefish

Hybridizing blind cave fish from different cave populations can partially restore the vision of their offspring, biologists at New York University have found. The study suggests that genetic engineering can override, at least ...

Jan 07, 2008 5 / 5 (2) 2

Benzene concentrations in beverages

Only nine percent of 199 beverage samples had benzene levels above the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) limit of 5 parts per billion (ppb) for benzene in drinking water, according to a study by ...

Jan 07, 2008 4.7 / 5 (3) 0

Amber fossils reveal ancient France was a jungle

Research on a treasure trove of amber has yielded evidence that France once was covered by a dense tropical rainforest with trees similar to those found in the modern-day Amazon. The report on 55-million-year-old ...

Jan 07, 2008 4.3 / 5 (27) 0