Biology

Film details new research on evolution of whales, elephants

Feb 2, 2019

Origin stories aren't just for comic-book superheroes, as a new film about the evolution of whales, elephants and other animals intends to show.

Significant drop in shark bites reported worldwide in 2018

Jan 28, 2019

University of Florida researchers say far fewer shark bites were reported worldwide last year

Rare pangolins languish in China wildlife rescue system

Jan 24, 2019

The number of environmental laws worldwide has increased 38-fold since 1972, according to a UN report released Thursday. In China, a pioneering nonprofit is trying to hold government accountable to its wildlife protection laws, including saving pangolins.

Shutdown makes it tough for groups to help endangered whales

Jan 23, 2019

Rescuers who respond to distressed whales and other marine animals say the federal government shutdown is making it more difficult to do their work

Researchers come face to face with huge great white shark

Jan 18, 2019

Two shark researchers who came face to face with what could be one of the largest great whites ever recorded are using their encounter as an opportunity to push for legislation that would protect sharks in Hawaii

Robot recreates the walk of a 290-million-year-old creature

Jan 16, 2019

Scientists have used a nearly 300-million-year old fossil skeleton and preserved footprints to create a robot model of prehistoric life

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

Jan 13, 2019

Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carry a substantial amount of red wolf genes

Researcher: Calf born to endangered Pacific Northwest orcas

Jan 11, 2019

Researchers say there's a new calf among the population of critically endangered killer whales that live in the waters between Washington state and Canada

Lab revokes honors for controversial DNA scientist Watson

Jan 11, 2019

Research lab revokes honorary titles for Nobel Prize-winning DNA scientist James Watson, who lost his job there in 2007 for expressing racist views

Maine scientist finds tiny plants thrive under Greenland ice

Jan 10, 2019

A study authored by a scientist with a Maine lab says microscopic plants are able to thrive beneath the ice that covers the Greenland Sea

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