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Zebrafish Study May Point Way To Blindness Cure
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The ability of zebrafish to regenerate damaged retinas has given scientists a clue about restoring human vision and could lead to an experimental treatment for blindness within five years.
Rare Fossilized Cypress Trees Found In Hungary
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Hungarian scientists said on Tuesday they have discovered a group of fossilized swamp cypress trees preserved from 8 million years ago which could provide clues about the climate of pre-historic times.
Kenya Begins Massive Animal Relocation
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Kenya has started moving about 2,000 animals including hundreds of zebra and impala to a famed game reserve devastated by poaching, officials said on Friday.
China Floods Spread To North After At Least 500 Die
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Water levels have risen to critical levels along vast Chinese rivers and floods have spread to the north while a tornado hammered 33 villages in the east and two central provinces suffered drought, media said on Thursday.
Ozone Cuts Plant Growth, Spurs Global Warming
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The affects of greenhouse gas ozone, which has been increasing near Earth's surface since 1850, could seriously cut into crop yields and spur global warming this century, scientists reported on Wednesday.
Ascent of Dinosaurs More Gradual Than Once Thought
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The ascent of the dinosaurs to the throne of the animal kingdom may have been more gradual than previously believed, scientists said on Thursday.
Asian Parasite Killing Western Bees
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A parasite common in Asian bees has spread to Europe and the Americas and is behind the mass disappearance of honeybees in many countries, says a Spanish scientist who has been studying the phenomenon for years.
How Jellyfish Work
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Jellyfish are probably some of the most unusual and mysterious creatures that you'll ever encounter.
Mexican Volcano is Test Bed For Trees on Mars
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Scientists are using the pine-forested slopes of a Mexican volcano as a test bed to see if trees could grow on a heated-up Mars, part of a vision of making the chilly and barren red planet habitable for humans one day.
Chimps on Treadmill Offer Human Evolution Insight
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Chimpanzees scampering on a treadmill have provided support for the notion that ancient human ancestors began walking on two legs because it used less energy than quadrupedal knuckle-walking, scientists said.