Biology

NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

Apr 11, 2019

Unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel

Doctors' long-running advice: Get checked before a marathon

Apr 11, 2019

If next week's Boston Marathon inspires you to run one, doctors recommend you get a checkup first

These 'eggs' are spying on whooping cranes to boost survival

Apr 10, 2019

Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch

Survey: More Mexican gray wolves roaming southwestern US

Apr 8, 2019

There are more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest now than at any time since federal biologists began reintroducing the predators more than two decades ago

Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92

Apr 6, 2019

Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code, has died

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

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