Biology

Humans account for little next to plants, worms, bugs

May 21, 2018

Scientists now can estimate how much the different types of life on Earth weigh and humans don't nearly measure up to plants, bacteria or even earthworms

Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A story

May 14, 2018

Correction: Lobster Shellshock-Q&A story

Study finds little bang for the buck in Zika blood testing

May 9, 2018

Screening millions of blood donations for the Zika virus netted only a few infections, new study says

Duped patients crowdfund for bogus medical care, study says

May 8, 2018

New research suggests duped patients sometimes use crowdfunding websites to pay for bogus stem cell treatments in campaigns that benefit only the providers.

Scientists say Chinese-backed dam risks orangutan habitat

May 4, 2018

Scientists are calling for cancellation of a Chinese-backed hydro dam in Indonesia which threatens the habitat of a newly discovered orangutan species numbering only 800 animals

Wood frogs' No. 1 option: Hold in pee all winter to survive

May 1, 2018

Scientists have figured out how wood frogs freeze and yet survive the winter and it's because they don't pee for months on end

Study: Invasive fist-sized treefrogs in New Orleans

May 1, 2018

US Geological Survey: Invasive treefrogs have established themselves in a New Orleans park, first established population of Cuban treeforogs on US mainland outside Florida

US seeking 1 million for massive study of DNA, health habits

May 1, 2018

U.S. researchers are seeking 1 million volunteers to share their DNA and health habits for science

Review: 19th-century plant pioneer changed how America eats

Apr 30, 2018

'The Food Explorer' by Daniel Stone shows how imported plants changed American farms and food

Genetic sleuthing bolsters food poisoning searches

Apr 26, 2018

A new technique that relies on genetics is revolutionizing food poisoning investigation and identifying common causes in scattered and seemingly unrelated illnesses

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