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.

Global warming could spur more and hungrier crop-eating bugs

Aug 30, 2018

Study finds that as the globe warms, insects that eat crops will be hungrier and there will be more of them

A controversial comeback for a highly prized tuna

Aug 29, 2018

A highly prized species of tuna appears to be slowly recovering in the Atlantic Ocean

Correction: Aspirin-Heart Attacks story

Aug 27, 2018

Correction: Aspirin-Heart Attacks story

Bat signal: Fireflies' glow tells bats they taste awful

Aug 22, 2018

Like a blinking bad Yelp review, fireflies seem to use their lights to tell bats they taste bad

Mom was Neanderthal: Fossil shows mix of humankind's cousins

Aug 22, 2018

Scientists say they've found the remains of a prehistoric female whose mother was a Neanderthal and whose father belonged to another extinct group of human relatives known as Denisovans

Texas deputy accused of child rape dies in apparent suicide

Aug 21, 2018

A Texas sheriff's deputy who was jailed on charges he sexually assaulted a 4-year-old girl and threatened the child's mother with deportation has died from an apparent suicide

Study: Climate change possible cause of bird species decline

Aug 19, 2018

Scientists studying the collapse of bird populations in the desert along the Nevada-California border say climate change could be to blame

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