Biology

Where have the wild birds gone? 3 billion fewer than 1970

Sep 19, 2019

A new study finds there are nearly 3 billion fewer wild birds flying in North American skies than in 1970

Pesticide criticized in bee deaths could also kill birds

Sep 12, 2019

Scientists studying a widely used pesticide say even small doses of the chemical can have crippling health effects on migrating birds, and it might be contributing to declines in their overall populations

New lawsuit seeks protection zone for Northwest orcas

Aug 19, 2019

A new US lawsuit seeks to establish a "whale protection zone" for endangered orcas in the Pacific Northwest

Study: Asian carp could find plenty of food in Lake Michigan

Aug 12, 2019

A newly released study says if Asian carp reach Lake Michigan, they probably would find enough food to spread farther

Giant Hawaii telescope to focus on big unknowns of universe

Jul 19, 2019

Scientists are expected to explore fundamental questions about the universe when they use a giant new telescope planned for the summit of Hawaii's tallest mountain

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Jul 14, 2019

New research suggests that a healthy lifestyle can cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these diseases

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

Jun 20, 2019

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans prefer focusing on potential asteroid impacts

Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

May 31, 2019

US scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches

Sound barrier to chase seals, prevent shark attacks debated

May 29, 2019

A Cape Cod company has proposed building a sonic barrier around the region's beaches to chase away seals to prevent shark attacks

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

May 2, 2019

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty in Wisconsin federal court to developing malware to steal banking information

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