Biology

Was pirate Black Sam Bellamy found? DNA test could tell

Feb 20, 2018

Researchers say they're working to use DNA to identify whether a human bone recovered from a Cape Cod shipwreck belongs to the infamous pirate Samuel 'Black Sam' Bellamy

Medical examiner taps DNA science to find missing persons

Feb 18, 2018

Medical examiner collects DNA samples to help families find remains of missing loved ones across the country

What does a bear do in the Alaska woods? Disperse seeds

Feb 17, 2018

A study of bears and berries has determined that the big animals are the main dispersers of fruit seeds in southeast Alaska

Underwater video shows marine life growing at wind farm

Feb 15, 2018

Offshore wind proponents are touting new undersea footage suggesting a vibrant marine habitat is growing around the nation's first offshore wind farm

Idaho can keep data on animals tracked illegally amid appeal

Feb 15, 2018

Idaho officials don't have to destroy information right away that came from tracking collars placed on wolves and elk by a helicopter crew that landed illegally in a wilderness area where engines are prohibited

Valentine condom campaign urges lovers to think of animals

Feb 9, 2018

An environmental group wants couples to think of wild animals before acting like them this Valentine's Day

Scientists aim at joint injuries that can trigger arthritis

Feb 7, 2018

Ankle, knee injuries can lead to arthritis even in younger adults, and animal research points to possible future protection

Climate change diet: Arctic sea ice thins, so do polar bears

Feb 1, 2018

Study shows some polar bears in the Arctic are shedding pounds when they should be beefing up; scientists blame climate change for dwindling ice

Turning to beet juice and beer to address road salt danger

Jan 29, 2018

Truckloads of road salt used to keep highways ice-free in the winter are starting to take a toll on the environment

5 death row inmates challenge policy of solitary confinement

Jan 25, 2018

Five Pennsylvania death row inmates are challenging Corrections Department policy that keeps them isolated most of the time, describing it as degrading and inhumane

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