Biology

A healthy lifestyle may offset genetic risk for Alzheimer's

Jul 14, 2019

New research suggests that a healthy lifestyle can cut the risk of developing Alzheimer's or other forms of dementia even if you have genes that raise your risk for these diseases

Poll: Tracking asteroids a favored focus for space program

Jun 20, 2019

AP-NORC poll: Most Americans prefer focusing on potential asteroid impacts

Feds to investigate spike in gray whale deaths on West Coast

May 31, 2019

US scientists will investigate why an unusual number of gray whales are washing up dead on West Coast beaches

Sound barrier to chase seals, prevent shark attacks debated

May 29, 2019

A Cape Cod company has proposed building a sonic barrier around the region's beaches to chase away seals to prevent shark attacks

British cyber expert pleads guilty to creating malware

May 2, 2019

A British cybersecurity researcher credited with stopping a worldwide computer virus in 2017 has pleaded guilty in Wisconsin federal court to developing malware to steal banking information

US wildlife officials propose downlisting endangered beetle

May 1, 2019

U.S. wildlife officials say an endangered carnivorous beetle is making a comeback and should be downlisted to threatened

The Latest: US proposes downlisting endangered beetle

May 1, 2019

Biologists say the government's decision to change the classification of an endangered scavenging beetle is not supported by scientific data

Harvard, MIT receive $9 million for research on cannabis

Apr 30, 2019

Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are sharing what is being the largest private donation supporting research into marijuana and its effects on the human brain

Correction: Endangered Whales-Gulf story

Apr 29, 2019

Correction: Endangered Whales-Gulf story

Major emperor penguin breeding ground gone barren since 2016

Apr 24, 2019

A new study finds that since 2016 almost nothing is being born at Antarctica's second biggest breeding ground for emperor penguins

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