Biology

Professor names beetle species after 'Game of Thrones'

Dec 30, 2018

A Nebraska entomologist has named three of his eight newest beetle discoveries after the dragons from the HBO series "Game of Thrones" and George R.R. Martin book series "A Song of Ice and Fire."

Was that a bed bug on my couch? This app has the answer

Dec 30, 2018

A researcher at Ohio State University has come up with a new app that has tips on spotting bed bugs and getting rid of them

AP-NORC Poll: Edit baby genes for health, not smarts

Dec 29, 2018

AP-NORC Poll: Public supports gene editing of embryos to prevent disease but not to create 'designer babies'

Stem cell shots linked to bacterial infection outbreak

Dec 20, 2018

Health officials are reporting an outbreak of bacterial infections in people who got injections of stems cells derived from umbilical cord blood

Filing: FBI searched cell of man charged in scholar's death

Dec 17, 2018

Attorneys for the man charged with kidnapping and killing a Chinese University of Illinois scholar say the FBI searched his jail cell when he was in court

Scuba-diving Santa brings holiday cheer to fish, museumgoers

Dec 14, 2018

It's a busy time for Santa Claus, but he's making time to feed some fish in San Francisco

Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

Dec 13, 2018

Science, ethics and politics spark clash at a House hearing on using fetal tissue for critically important medical research

Croak to croon: City frogs sing more alluring love songs

Dec 10, 2018

A new study finds that city frogs and rainforest frogs don't sing the same tune

Simulator helps experts understand how whales get entangled

Nov 21, 2018

Scientists have developed a video simulation of how whales become entangled in fishing lines, and say the technology could help lead to new and safer gear designs

Study finds robust polar bear population in sea near Alaska

Nov 16, 2018

A study of polar bears in the Chukchi Sea between Alaska and Russia finds that the population is thriving for now despite a loss of sea ice due to climate change

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