Biology

Rare type of tick inexplicably turns up in Arkansas

Jun 13, 2018

A hardy species of tick that survived a New Jersey winter has inexplicably arrived in Arkansas, and entomologists are trying to figure out how

Sleuthing leads to new findings about peculiar ocean fish

Jun 7, 2018

Scientists have identified three new species of opah, a colorful, peculiar deep-diving fish that is increasingly served in U.S. restaurants

New Mars discoveries advance case for possible life

Jun 7, 2018

New discoveries by the Mars rover Curiosity are advancing the case for possible life on the red planet, past or even present

British cyber expert accused of lying to FBI about malware

Jun 6, 2018

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping the WannaCry computer virus last year is facing new charges, including lying to the FBI, in the indictment accusing him of developing malware to steal banking information

Sage grouse DNA study maps crucial mating grounds in US West

Jun 5, 2018

A DNA study of sage grouse has revealed a vast network of mating grounds in the U.S. West akin to interconnected regional airport hubs that the imperiled species is using to maintain genetic diversity across its entire range

Licking cancer: US postal stamp helped fund key breast study

Jun 4, 2018

Countless breast cancer patients in the future will be spared millions of dollars of chemotherapy thanks in part to something that millions of Americans did that cost them just pennies: bought a postage stamp

Many breast cancer patients can skip chemo, big study finds

Jun 4, 2018

The largest breast cancer treatment study ever done finds that most women with the most common form of the disease can safely skip chemotherapy

Blacks fare surprisingly well in prostate cancer research

Jun 1, 2018

Black men with advanced prostate cancer fare surprisingly well in research that challenges current thinking about racial disparities in the disease

Studies of space, hearing and DNA attract $1 million awards

May 31, 2018

Seven scientists will share three $1 million prizes for studying the birthplace of stars, the mechanisms of hearing and a widely used tool for editing DNA

Conservation groups' pact will help save Atlantic salmon

May 29, 2018

Two conservation groups say a deal has been struck with commercial fishermen in Greenland and the Faroe Islands to protect thousands of vulnerable Atlantic salmon

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