Biology

Scientists seek super-shot for flu 100 years after pandemic

Jan 17, 2018

Scientists taking a new shot at a universal vaccine to prevent regular winter flu and the next super-flu, too

US says snow-loving lynx no longer need special protection

Jan 12, 2018

Wildlife officials say Canada lynx no longer need special protections in the United States following measures to preserve populations of the snow-loving big cats

Florida wants to remove virus-excreting wild monkeys

Jan 10, 2018

Wildlife managers in Florida say they want to remove roaming monkeys from the state because some are excreting a virus that can be dangerous to humans

Maine whale biologist says whale protected her from shark

Jan 9, 2018

A Maine marine biologist says footage of her swimming with a humpback whale shows the large mammal protecting her from a tiger shark

Low oxygen levels, coral bleaching getting worse in oceans

Jan 4, 2018

Two new studies show global warming is making oceans sicker, depleting oxygen and harming coral reefs

Ancient DNA gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Jan 3, 2018

DNA of an infant who died in Alaska some 11,500 years ago gives glimpse of ancestors of Native Americans

Winds of worry: US fishermen fear forests of power turbines

Dec 26, 2017

Fishermen along the Eastern Seaboard are turning a wary eye toward an emerging upstart: the offshore wind industry

Study: Distance restrictions on orcas haven't hurt tourism

Dec 25, 2017

A study by a federal agency has found that restrictions limiting boats from getting too close to endangered southern resident killer whales have not harmed the whale-watching industry

Snowy owls wintering in US fitted with tiny tracking devices

Dec 22, 2017

Snowy owls wintering in parts of the U.S. and Canada may head back to the Arctic next spring wearing tiny transmitters that track their movements

Science Says: Are poinsettias poisonous? Some holiday truths

Dec 20, 2017

Poinsettia plants aren't really poisonous and snowflakes can contain bacteria: holiday myths and truths

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