Lazarus Moss

Located roughly equidistant between Antarctica and South America, Signy Island is one of the most remote, and least hospitable, places on Earth. Half of the island is covered in a permanent ice-cap, and the rest is covered in rocks. Few species can survive these conditions, but among those that do are an incredibly durable population Read More …

Three Blind Mice No More?

Last week, a team of researchers at UC Berkeley announced that they had devised a method of restoring sight in blind mice. Led by molecular biologist Richard H. Kramer, the scientists injected a synthetic chemical directly into the eyes of the blind mice. Doing so restored the eyes’ sensitivity to white light, particularly that part Read More …