Biology

Big studies give mixed news on fish oil, vitamin D

Nov 10, 2018

Big studies reveal mixed results on who does and does not benefit from taking fish oil or vitamin D

China building boom uncovers buried dinosaurs, makes a star

Oct 25, 2018

China's rapid city building has churned up a motherlode of new dinosaur fossils, and no one has seized the scientific opportunity more than one paleontologist

Japanese Nobel chemistry laureate Shimomura dies at 90

Oct 22, 2018

Japanese-born Marine biologist Osamu Shimomura, who won the Nobel Prize in chemistry, has died at age 90

Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

Oct 20, 2018

A Louisiana biologist is in heady company these days, honored by having a newly identified species of snake named after him

Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

Oct 19, 2018

Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese, marine biologist Sylvia A. Earle and reporter Alma Guillermoprieto were awarded Friday Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes

Journal retracts stem cell work by former Harvard scientist

Oct 18, 2018

The New England Journal of Medicine is retracting a 2011 study and is investigating two earlier ones describing stem cell research by a former Harvard Medical School scientist

Experts urge gulf refuge for endangered vaquita porpoise

Oct 17, 2018

Experts are urging Mexico's government to use floating barriers to enclose a small area of the Gulf of California where a half dozen critically endangered vaquita porpoises were seen in September

'Brazen Botanist' sentenced to jail for plant thefts

Oct 17, 2018

Massachusetts man who police dubbed the "Brazen Botanist" after he was captured on surveillance camera stealing plants from a porch pleads guilty

Nevada bear biologist gets protective order against activist

Oct 15, 2018

A judge has issued a temporary protective order to keep a Lake Tahoe activist away from a state bear biologist who says the woman stalked her during a long-running dispute over the capture of nuisance bears

As sea ice melts, some say walruses need better protection

Oct 13, 2018

A lawsuit making its way through federal court Alaska will decide whether Pacific walruses should be listed as a threatened species, giving them additional protections

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