Officials: Whales, after deadly year, could become extinct

Dec 10, 2017

Officials with the federal government say it's time to consider the possibility that endangered right whales could become extinct unless new steps are taken to protect them

Expanding DNA's alphabet lets cells produce novel proteins

Nov 29, 2017

Scientists used artificial DNA to create a semi-synthetic strain of bacteria that produces novel proteins, a step toward designer drug development

Black bears back in eastern Nevada after 80-year absence

Nov 26, 2017

A new study says more than 500 black bears have returned to parts of their historic range in the Great Basin of Nevada where the species disappeared about 80 years ago

VA study shows parasite from Vietnam may be killing veterans

Nov 22, 2017

Hundreds of U.S. veterans who fought in Vietnam have reason to believe they may be dying from a silent bullet _ test results show some may have been infected by a slow-killing parasite in Southeast Asia

Endangered orcas compete with seals, sea lions for salmon

Nov 20, 2017

Harbor seals, sea lions and other marine mammals have been rebounding in recent decades and they're devouring more of the chinook salmon prized by endangered Puget Sound orcas

Purdue professor receives $5M grant for grain research

Nov 19, 2017

A Purdue University professor has received a $5 million grant to help develop hybrid grain seeds that will resist parasite weeds

Experts: Idaho hatchery built to save salmon is killing them

Nov 17, 2017

Fisheries biologists in Idaho say they think they know why a relatively new $13.5 million hatchery intended to save Snake River sockeye salmon from extinction is instead killing thousands of fish before they ever get to the ocean

20 years of changing seasons on Earth packed into 2½ minutes

Nov 17, 2017

NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet

Officials: New species of wasp discovered by college student

Nov 16, 2017

Maine officials say a new species of wasp has been discovered in the state

US health agency to crack down on risky stem cell offerings

Nov 16, 2017

U.S. health authorities say they will crack down on doctors pushing stem cell therapies that pose the gravest risks to patients

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