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

Scuba-diving Santa Claus delights children in San Francisco

Dec 20, 2017

The California Academy of Sciences kicked off its annual Scuba Santa show Tuesday with about 100 children and adults who crowded around a coral reef exhibit to watch jolly St. Nick feed fish

Striking a chord, NIH taps the brain to find how music heals

Dec 19, 2017

NIH bringing together musicians, music therapists and neuroscientists to tune into brain in search for music's healing power

Gene therapy for rare form of blindness wins US approval

Dec 19, 2017

U.S. health officials approve gene therapy that can restore the sight of patients with a rare form of inherited blindness

New bird species named for Harvard 'father of biodiversity'

Dec 14, 2017

A new species of bird has been named for a retired Harvard biologist known as "the father of biodiversity."

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