Biology

Scientists find lots of gorillas in census, also see decline

Apr 25, 2018

A new study shows there are more gorillas and chimps in West Africa than scientists initially thought, but that may not last

Kids with rare rapid-aging disease get hope from study drug

Apr 24, 2018

Children with a rare, incurable disease that causes rapid aging and early death may live longer if treated with an experimental drug first developed for cancer patients

Parenting of the future: Many embryos, each with DNA profile

Apr 18, 2018

A prominent biomedical ethics expert has a startling prediction about how children will be conceived in the future: Couples will choose from among dozens of embryos, each with a deep DNA profile

Bat key to tequila trade gets off US endangered species list

Apr 17, 2018

Wildlife managers in the American Southwest say a once-rare bat important to the pollination of plants used to produce tequila has made a comeback and is being removed from the U.S. endangered species list

Cool jazz: Bowhead whales improvise when singing, study says

Apr 3, 2018

Bowhead whales, the more blubbery Arctic cousins of the humpback, are the jazz singers of whale set

'Truly alarming': No babies for endangered right whales

Mar 27, 2018

'Truly alarming': Scientists see no babies for endangered right whales during winter calving season

'Beginning of the end?' No new babies for endangered whales

Mar 26, 2018

'Beginning of the end?' Calving season for endangered right whales ending with no babies spotted

UN reports see a lonelier planet with fewer plants, animals

Mar 23, 2018

New United Nations reports see a sicker Earth because of loss of biodiversity, with fewer plants and animals and less food and clean water for people

Study finds obesity robs the tongue of taste buds in mice

Mar 20, 2018

Obesity can dull the sense of taste and now research in mice suggests the reason is a loss of taste buds

Want to avoid the flu while flying? Try a window seat

Mar 19, 2018

If you're worried about catching a cold or flu on an airplane, try getting a window seat _ and don't leave it until the flight is over

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