DENVER — Another rare Colorado River fish has been pulled back from the brink of extinction, the second comeback this year for a species unique to the Southwestern U.S.
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NEW YORK — She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying?
OXFORD, Pa. — A staple of summer ‚Äî swarms of bugs ‚Äî seems to be a thing of the past. And that’s got scientists worried.
Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more beneficial flying insects of summer ‚Äî native bees, moths, butterflies, ladybugs, lovebugs, mayflies and fireflies ‚Äî appear to be less abundant.
BIDDEFORD, Maine — Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.
IRVINE, Calif. — Ruining the reputation of sharks as bloodthirsty predators, California researchers said they have found a shark that enjoys a side of seagrass with its prey.
Bonnethead sharks not only eat grass while chomping fish and squid ‚Äî they also digest the plant and gain nutrition from it, scientists at the University of California, Irvine announced Wednesday.
PHOENIX — Early, partial results from a historic gene editing study give encouraging signs that the treatment may be safe and having at least some of its hoped-for effect, but it’s too soon to know whether it ultimately will succeed.
NEW YORK — On a scorching summer day, Mark Stoeckle threw a bucket into the murky waters of New York’s East River to fill up three small plastic bottles.
The biologist hopes the water he collected contains the genetic trail of the river’s diverse life including all of its fish and of course, the occasional rat.
SALEM, Ore. — Imagine camping in the forest near Oregon’s towering Mount Hood, and hearing wolves howling.
That prospect became more real on Wednesday when state wildlife officials announced that two wolf pups were seen near the mountain for the first time since wolves were exterminated from the state nearly 70 years ago.
SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine — On a drizzling summer afternoon in South Portland, marine biologist Walt Golet is helping attach a quarter-ton Atlantic bluefin tuna to a heavy crane so it can be weighed as part of New England’s premier tournament for the giant fish. And this year’s derby is different than many in the past and there are far more tuna.
NEW YORK — Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests.
Researchers found that such cold periods coincided with an apparent disappearance of our evolutionary cousins in different parts of the continent, followed by the appearance of our species, Homo sapiens.