Biology

Wild bee species critical to pollination on the decline

Apr 18, 2019

A new study has found that more than a dozen wild bee species critical to pollinating fruits and vegetables across New England are on the decline

Study: Genetic test predicts middle-aged obesity risk

Apr 18, 2019

Scientists say a genetic test can identify newborns at heightened risk of becoming severely obese by middle age, possibly giving time for interventions designed to head off that fate

Celeb or stranger? Study weighs Americans' interest in birds

Apr 15, 2019

A new study uses Google searches to assess how interested Americans are in 621 bird species

Pace of Bering Sea changes startles scientists

Apr 14, 2019

After shifts in ocean conditions, researchers are wondering if ecosystems near the Bering Strait are undergoing a transformation as well

NASA twins study explores space, the final genetic frontier

Apr 11, 2019

Unique study of twin astronauts is helping scientists uncover how the body responds to long space travel

Doctors' long-running advice: Get checked before a marathon

Apr 11, 2019

If next week's Boston Marathon inspires you to run one, doctors recommend you get a checkup first

These 'eggs' are spying on whooping cranes to boost survival

Apr 10, 2019

Scientists are using fake eggs to spy on whooping cranes in hopes of learning why some chicks die in the egg, while others hatch

Survey: More Mexican gray wolves roaming southwestern US

Apr 8, 2019

There are more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest now than at any time since federal biologists began reintroducing the predators more than two decades ago

Sydney Brenner, who helped decipher genetic code, dies at 92

Apr 6, 2019

Sydney Brenner, a Nobel Prize-winning biologist who helped decipher the genetic code, has died

Feds support tribe's push for only whale hunt in mainland US

Apr 4, 2019

Federal officials are supporting a decadeslong request by a Native American tribe in Washington state to resume what would be the only authorized whale hunts in the mainland U.S.

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