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January 10, 2017
Rusty patched bumblebee now an endangered species
The rusty patched bumblebee has become the first bee species in the continental U.S. to be declared endangered after ...
January 07, 2017
Dallas jail inmate's beating death being investigated
A Dallas County Jail inmate was fatally beaten by his cellmate late last month, but the attacker said it wasn't until he ...
January 06, 2017
Study documents tree species' decline due to climate warming
A type of tree that thrives in soggy soil from Alaska to Northern California and is valued for its commercial and cultural ...
January 03, 2017
After financial setback, $305M Miami science museum rises
A new $305 million science museum in Miami that officials say will be one of the nation's most sophisticated is on target to ...
December 23, 2016
Endangered Puget Sound orca found dead off Canadian coast
Scientists say an orca found dead off the coast of British Columbia belongs to the endangered population of killer whales ...
December 22, 2016
Don't cut the cord too fast; a pause benefits most newborns
Don't cut that umbilical cord too soon: A brief pause after birth could benefit most newborns by delivering them a surge of ...
December 20, 2016
Testing stem cells in tiniest hearts to fight birth defect
The 4-month-old on the operating table has a shocking birth defect, nearly half his heart too small or even missing. To save ...
December 17, 2016
Scuba Santa feeds the fish this holiday season in California
'Tis the season for Santa to take a scuba dive. As part of holiday festivities at the California Academy of Sciences, the ...
December 10, 2016
The world's oldest known seabird is expecting _ again
The world's oldest known seabird is expecting — again. Biologists spotted the Laysan albatross called Wisdom at Midway Atoll ...
December 08, 2016
Giraffes, rarer than elephants, put on extinction watch list
The giraffe, the tallest land animal, is now at risk of extinction, biologists say. Because the giraffe population has shrunk ...
December 06, 2016
Saudi court sentences 15 to death in Iran spy cell trial
A court in Saudi Arabia on Tuesday sentenced 15 people to death and several others to prison terms in a case involving an ...
December 04, 2016
Researchers grow protective biological soil crusts
In a greenhouse at Northern Arizona University, a professor is researching an oft-overlooked ecological field that could play ...
November 29, 2016
Alaska biologists research mystery of declining caribou herd
The size of a large caribou herd in Alaska's Arctic region has dropped by more 50 percent over the last three years, and ...
November 29, 2016
Great Barrier Reef sees record coral deaths this year
Warming oceans this year have caused the largest die-off of corals ever recorded on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, ...
November 21, 2016
Rhodes scholars for Class of 2017 announced
This year's class of Rhodes scholars from the U.S. includes students who have used data to visualize sea level rise, some who ...
November 18, 2016
In graveyard of dead coral in Pacific, hope and life bloom
In a ghost town of dead coral off a remote Pacific island, scientists have found a bit more life. In excursions a year ago ...
November 17, 2016
Scientists modify plants, making them use sunlight better
Scientists have hacked a plant's genes to make it use sunlight more efficiently — a breakthrough that could eventually ...
November 17, 2016
AP Analysis: How well will Antarctic marine reserve work?
Last month 24 nations and the European Union agreed to create the world's largest marine reserve near Antarctica. The reserve ...
November 03, 2016
EPA proposes expanded use of new herbicide, Enlist Duo
The Environmental Protection Agency has proposed more than doubling the number of states allowed to use a new version of a ...
November 02, 2016
Scientists study if Pap smear could spot birth defects early
A simple Pap smear may one day offer a way to screen for birth defects a little earlier in pregnancy than today's prenatal ...