Biology

Feds support tribe's push for only whale hunt in mainland US

Apr 4, 2019

Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts in the mainland U.S.

Meow hear this: Study says cats react to sound of their name

Apr 4, 2019

Scientists say they've documented that cats respond to the sound of their own names

Los Angeles honors Jane Goodall on her 85th birthday

Apr 3, 2019

Los Angeles city leaders honored the lifetime achievements of famed primatologist Jane Goodall by singing "Happy Birthday" to her on her 85th birthday

Study: Safe to transplant hepatitis C-infected hearts, lungs

Apr 3, 2019

A new study suggests doctors can safely transplant lungs or hearts from hepatitis C-positive donors without infecting the recipients

Bait crisis could take the steam out of lobster this summer

Mar 31, 2019

Members of the lobster business fear a looming bait crisis could disrupt the industry during a time when lobsters are as plentiful and valuable as ever

Snapshot of extinction: Fossils show day of killer asteroid

Mar 29, 2019

Researchers find fossilized debris in North Dakota from the day a killer asteroid crashed into Earth

Government-funded study says red wolves are distinct species

Mar 28, 2019

A panel of top scientists has concluded the endangered red wolf of the southeastern U.S. is a species unto itself

Science Says: Tiny 'water bears' can teach us about survival

Mar 20, 2019

The U.S. military hopes that humans can learn toughness from tiny 'water bears' that survive 300-degree heat, Antarctic cold and even the vacuum of space

MIT uses $29M gift to launch Down syndrome research center

Mar 20, 2019

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a received a nearly $29 million gift the university says will be used to enhance research and improve the lives of people with Down syndrome

Mystery infections traced to blood-shedding religious ritual

Mar 13, 2019

Researchers say they have traced a cluster of rare infections to blood-shedding religious rituals

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