Biology

Wildlife refuge workers evacuated from Pacific storm's path

Oct 3, 2018

The U.S. Coast Guard has evacuated four workers from a remote wildlife refuge in the path of a powerful hurricane barreling through the Pacific

Science fiction into reality: Nobel Prize honors laser work

Oct 2, 2018

Scientists from the United States, Canada and France win Nobel Prize in physics for work with lasers described as revolutionary and bringing science fiction into reality

Studies in healthy older people aim to prevent Alzheimer's

Oct 2, 2018

Two large studies are trying to prevent Alzheimer's disease by targeting the earliest brain changes while memory and thinking skills are still intact

Humpback whale sightings becoming less common around Hawaii

Sep 30, 2018

Researchers say humpback whale sightings are becoming less common in the Hawaiian Islands

Company gets OK to build Maine's biggest lobster operation

Sep 21, 2018

A Maine seafood company has obtained the final permit it needs to develop the largest lobster processing operation in the state

Study of puzzling fossils confirms they came from an animal

Sep 20, 2018

Scientists say puzzling fossils from more than 500 million years ago are traces of an animal

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

Sep 20, 2018

Scientists are noticing fewer and fewer moths, ladybugs, fireflies and butterflies, but they can't quite quantify what's happening to flying insect because they never measured how many bugs there used to be

Deadly plant disease threatens $250M rose business

Sep 19, 2018

An incurable rose disease is causing major damage to a $250-million-a-year rose business in the U.S.

Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

Sep 19, 2018

Aggressive Canadian crabs invading US waters from Nova Scotia threaten coastal ecosystem

Ailing killer whale declared dead, but feds to keep looking

Sep 14, 2018

Efforts to find an ailing orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales off Washington state have come up empty, and a scientist who tracks them has declared her dead

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