Biology

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

Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

Mar 12, 2019

A Midwestern restaurant is using cooking oil made from soybeans gene edited to be healthier and longer lasting

Species by the dozen moved north during marine heatwaves

Mar 12, 2019

A new study reports that dozens of warm-weather species of sea slugs, jellyfish and other marine life migrated into the Northern California region over an unusually long two-year period of severe heatwaves

US regulators clear path for genetically modified salmon

Mar 9, 2019

Genetically modified salmon have cleared another hurdle to be sold in the U.S., but could still face legal challenges

Young humpback whale freed from fishing gear off Hawaii

Mar 8, 2019

Officials say a number of private boats helped a team of federal responders free a young humpback whale from heavy gauge fishing gear off Hawaii

Scientists discover different kind of killer whale off Chile

Mar 7, 2019

Researchers find a new type of killer whale off Chile that doesn't look quite like the others

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