Biology

Sea critters hitchhiked across the Pacific on tsunami debris

Sep 29, 2017

Nearly 300 species of sea creatures, including mussels, fish and crabs, hitchhiked on debris from the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan to reach US shores

Feeling old? DNA supports an early evolution of our species

Sep 28, 2017

A study of DNA from African fossils is providing new evidence that our species is a lot older than scientists had shown

Mosquito gut bacteria may offer clues to malaria control

Sep 28, 2017

Mosquitoes harbor gut bacteria just like people do _ and the bugs inside the bugs may hold a key to fighting malaria

Syngenta settles US farmer lawsuits in China corn trade case

Sep 26, 2017

Swiss agribusiness giant Syngenta has agreed to settle tens of thousands of US lawsuits by farmers over the company's introduction of a genetically engineered corn seed variety before China approved it for imports

Wanted: 1 million people to study genes, habits and health

Sep 25, 2017

U.S. researchers want to study 1 million people to learn how genes, environments and lifestyles interact, so they can better tailor health care

Federal judge permanently blocks Indiana abortion limits

Sep 25, 2017

Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill plans to appeal a judge's order permanently blocking a ban on abortions sought due to fetal genetic abnormalities and a requirement that aborted fetuses be buried or cremated

New model confirms endangered right whales are declining

Sep 25, 2017

Researchers with the federal government and the New England Aquarium say they've developed a new model to provide better estimates about the North Atlantic right whale population, and the news isn't good

Scientists: Desert turtle endangered, 100 left in Arizona

Sep 24, 2017

It may not be surprising that an "aquatic desert" turtle faces long odds in life, but environmentalists and biologists still welcomed this week's endangered species designation for the Sonoyta mud turtle

Billionaire gives $30M to Univ. of Arizona for Biosphere 2

Sep 21, 2017

Texas billionaire Edward P. Bass is giving $30 million to the University of Arizona to support the Biosphere 2 research facility

California condor takes flight in wild after near extinction

Sep 20, 2017

The endangered California condor is making a slow but steady comeback in the wild three decades after the giant bird went nearly extinct

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