Biology

Not just land heat waves: Oceans are in hot water, too

Aug 15, 2018

Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heat waves

Researchers look into Lake Superior algae bloom

Aug 15, 2018

Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it's toxic

Live salmon released for ailing orca but she doesn't eat

Aug 13, 2018

Researchers carrying out unprecedented efforts to save an ailing killer whale have released live salmon into waters in front of the free-swimming orca

Multi-gene test may find risk for heart disease and more

Aug 13, 2018

New way to track millions of genetic variations promises better forecasting of people's risk for heart attacks, four other disorders

Devastating toxic algae bloom plagues Florida's Gulf Coast

Aug 13, 2018

Red tide is killing marine life, hurting tourism and upsetting beach lovers in Florida

Orca back to feeding, frolicking after carrying dead calf

Aug 12, 2018

Researchers say an endangered killer whale that drew international attention as she carried her dead calf on her head for more than two weeks is finally back to feeding and frolicking with her pod

Grieving orca still swimming with her dead calf in Northwest

Aug 8, 2018

An endangered orca is still clinging to her dead calf as she swims in Northwest waters more than two weeks after her newborn died

Vets ready for rare efforts to save ailing endangered orca

Aug 7, 2018

Veterinarians are preparing rare emergency efforts to administer antibiotics to try to save a young emaciated orca that's part of an endangered pod

Patients who accepted infected kidneys cured of hepatitis C

Aug 6, 2018

Kidneys infected with hepatitis C may help some U.S. patients skip the yearslong transplant waiting list

Genetics technology could lead to more crops, fresher food

Aug 6, 2018

A multinational agricultural company based in Idaho has acquired gene editing licensing rights that could one day be used to help farmers produce more crops and make grocery store offerings such as strawberries, potatoes and avocados stay fresher longer.

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