Biology

Huge squirrel population chomps crops, driving farmers nuts

Sep 16, 2018

Farmers in New England are getting harassed by bumper crop of squirrels

Ailing killer whale declared dead, but feds to keep looking

Sep 14, 2018

Efforts to find an ailing orca from a critically endangered population of killer whales off Washington state have come up empty, and a scientist who tracks them has declared her dead

Lab test may identify dangerous gene mutations, study finds

Sep 12, 2018

Scientists say a lab test may help determine whether specific genetic abnormalities are likely to make people sick

Side of seagrass please: Scientists find omnivorous shark

Sep 6, 2018

Ruining the reputation of sharks as bloodthirsty predators, California researchers say they have found a shark that enjoys a side of seagrass with its prey

Have you herd? Moose, bighorn sheep pass on migration tips

Sep 6, 2018

Moose and bighorn sheep learn migration routes from others in their herd

Researchers use DNA to ID shark tooth taken from boy's leg

Sep 5, 2018

Researchers say a tooth taken from the leg of a boy bitten at New York's Fire Island has been identified as that of a sand tiger shark

Early results boost hopes for historic gene editing attempt

Sep 5, 2018

Early results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it's too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed

Researchers win prize for restoring children's eyesight

Sep 4, 2018

Researchers in the United States and Britain are sharing a 1 million-euro ($1.16 million) prize from a Portuguese scientific foundation for developing revolutionary gene therapy that has restored the sight of children

Cape Cod beaches: Playgrounds for tourists, and young sharks

Sep 1, 2018

A prominent shark researcher says smaller, younger great white sharks are being spotted in greater numbers off Cape Cod

Study tests whether seaweed in cattle feed reduces emissions

Aug 31, 2018

California researchers are trying to determine whether adding small amounts of seaweed to cattle feed will reduce the animals' emissions of a potent greenhouse gas.

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