Biology

5 death row inmates challenge policy of solitary confinement

Jan 25, 2018

Five Pennsylvania death row inmates are challenging Corrections Department policy that keeps them isolated most of the time, describing it as degrading and inhumane

Scientists successfully clone monkeys; are humans up next?

Jan 25, 2018

The primate barrier has been broken: For the first time, scientists have successfully created monkeys by using the cloning technique that produced Dolly the sheep. Are humans up next?

Why feminists want Mila Kunis to turn down a Harvard award

Jan 24, 2018

Activists decry all-male cast in Harvard's Hasty Pudding show and want Mila Kunis to help them

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

Jan 17, 2018

Scientists taking a new shot at a universal vaccine to prevent regular winter flu and the next super-flu, too

US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

Jan 12, 2018

Wildlife officials say Canada lynx no longer need special protections in the United States following measures to preserve populations of the snow-loving big cats

Florida wants to remove virus-excreting wild monkeys

Jan 10, 2018

Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state because some are excreting a virus that can be dangerous to humans

Maine whale biologist says whale protected her from shark

Jan 9, 2018

A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark

Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in oceans

Jan 4, 2018

Two new studies show global warming is making oceans sicker, depleting oxygen and harming coral reefs

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Jan 3, 2018

DNA of an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Winds of worry: US fishermen fear forests of power turbines

Dec 26, 2017

Fishermen along the Eastern Seaboard are turning a wary eye toward an emerging upstart: the offshore wind industry

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