WESTFIELD, Wis. — Izzle, Timon, Batman, River and Mars spent years confined inside a lab, their lives devoted to being tested for the benefit of human health.
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WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said Wednesday that it is ending medical research by government scientists that uses human fetal tissue, overriding the advice of scientists who say it has led to lifesaving medical advances and handing abortion opponents a major victory.
LOS ANGELES — A huge blob that appeared on the National Weather Service’s radar wasn’t a rain cloud, but a massive swarm of ladybugs over Southern California.
Meteorologist Joe Dandrea says the array of bugs appeared to be about 80 miles (129 kilometres) wide as it flew over San Diego Tuesday.
FOLLY BEACH, S.C. — An old shell found on a South Carolina beach four years ago has been identified as that of an ancient oyster never before found in the area.
PORTLAND, Ore. — A lawsuit by a group of young people who say U.S. energy policies are causing climate change and hurting their future faces a major hurdle Tuesday as lawyers for the Trump administration argue to stop the case from moving forward.
EDMONTON — Research from the University of Alberta is fledging out the idea that birds may travel in flocks but have personalities of their own.
“In some ways, it’s analogous to the human term ‘personality,’” said behavioural ecologist Kimberley Mathot. “Individuals show predictable differences in behaviour.”
VANCOUVER — A rare white killer whale has been spotted off the coast of British Columbia.
Jared Towers, an orca ecologist with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, says the young transient killer whale was first seen at the end of November and was spotted again May 17.
BEIJING — A rare all-white giant panda has been photographed for the first time, according to a nature reserve in southwestern China.
Wolong National Nature Reserve in Sichuan province released a photo this past weekend showing the panda crossing through a verdant forest in the reserve.
BERLIN — Scientists have observed wild chimpanzees tucking into an unusual snack: tortoises, whose hard shells they crack against tree trunks before scooping out the meat.
LA JOLLA, Calif. — At first glance, it looks like a branch of kelp, but then an eye moves among its leafy appendages, and ridges of tiny, translucent fins start to flutter, sending the creature gliding through the water like something from a fairy tale.