Saturday, October 20, 2007

Scientists cross trees with rabbits to absorb environmental poisons


Yes, you read that headline correctly. You worry about the Brave New World? How about the Weird New World?
Super trees that suck up and destroy toxic chemicals from the air and water faster than regular trees are the latest creation by scientists at the University of Washington. When the scientists stick a rabbit gene into poplar trees, the trees become dramatically better at eliminating a dozen kinds of pollutants commonly found on poisoned properties.

Sometimes the world amazes me.

Via The Signs.

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