Ancient Gene Recreated From Modern Descendants

Geneticists are becoming so proficient that they can not only show evolution in action – they can show it in reverse. The experimental success could suggest a new approach for gene therapy, the researchers say, though any applications are a long way off.

Geneticists are becoming so proficient that they can not only show evolution in action – they can show it in reverse. The experimental success could suggest a new approach for gene therapy, the researchers say, though any applications are a long way off.

Over the Moon

Scientists have known for centuries that the Moon isn’t round. Rather, the Moon is a flattened sphere—like a football—and is elongated on the side that faces the Earth.

Scientists have known for centuries that the Moon isn't round. Rather, the Moon is a flattened sphere—like a football—and is elongated on the side that faces the Earth.

Hurricane Katrina: Counting the Ecological Cost

Hurricane Katrina has had a devastating impact on the environment of south-east Louisiana, experts report almost a year after the violent storm smashed the city of New Orleans, causing floods that killed nearly 2000 people.

Hurricane Katrina has had a devastating impact on the environment of south-east Louisiana, experts report almost a year after the violent storm smashed the city of New Orleans, causing floods that killed nearly 2000 people.