Biology

Searchers in Mexico find, but release, vaquita porpoise calf

Oct 20, 2017

Researchers trying to catch and enclose the last survivors of the vaquita porpoise species captured a calf but released it because it was too young; they still see hope in the calf's capture

Some flowers create blue halo to say hello to foraging bees

Oct 18, 2017

Scientists say some flowers produce a blue halo, apparently to catch the attention of foraging bees

Ultra-personal therapy: Gene tumor boards guide cancer care

Oct 18, 2017

Cancer patients increasingly are having their care guided by tumor boards, which match treatments to gene mutations

Proposed New Mexico science standards omit global warming

Oct 16, 2017

A proposed overhaul of New Mexico's state science standards for public schools comes under intense criticism at a packed public hearing for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth.

Northern Michigan University offers marijuana degree

Oct 14, 2017

A university in Michigan is offering an unusual degree _ in marijuana

Sweden won't prosecute Italian stem cell scientist

Oct 12, 2017

Swedish prosecutors say the investigation against a disgraced Italian stem cell scientist suspected of involuntary manslaughter in connection with three patients who died after windpipe transplants has been abandoned

Seeing hope: FDA panel considers gene therapy for blindness

Oct 10, 2017

Advisers to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration will meet Thursday to consider whether to recommend approval of a gene therapy aimed at restoring vision for some people with hereditary blindness

Study: Great white sharks are swimming farther and deeper

Oct 6, 2017

Researchers in Massachusetts say great white sharks in the Atlantic Ocean are venturing offshore farther, with more frequency and at greater depths than previously known

Not so sweet: 75 percent of honey samples had key pesticide

Oct 5, 2017

Researchers test honey samples from around globe; three-quarters had common pesticide suspected of harming bees

Researchers shed light on Neanderthals' legacy in humans

Oct 5, 2017

Researchers say some human traits that are linked to sunlight, including a person's mood and sleep patterns, may be influenced by their Neanderthal forefathers

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