Biology

Fish pass mirror test, but does it mean they're self-aware?

Feb 7, 2019

Scientists report that a fish appears to recognize itself in a mirror _ and that raises a key question for experts in animal mental prowess

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.

Sharks drawn to warm waters by Israeli coastal power plant

Jan 31, 2019

Hot water around industrial plant in coastal Israeli city draws schools of sharks, also tourists

Monarch population up 144 pct at Mexico wintering grounds

Jan 30, 2019

Experts say the population of monarch butterflies wintering in central Mexico is up 144 percent over last year

AP Exclusive: US Nobelist was told of gene-edited babies

Jan 28, 2019

US Nobel laureate knew about Chinese researcher's claim of world's first gene-edited babies, furthering debate about scientists' duty to alert troubling research

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

Bodies of Australian scientist and sister found in Argentina

Jan 27, 2019

Argentine authorities say they've found the remains of two missing sisters and have arrested the son of one of them

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.

Government shutdown delays, disrupts environmental studies

Jan 24, 2019

Environmental research projects across the country are being delayed and disrupted by the monthlong partial federal government shutdown _ and not just those conducted by government agencies

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

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