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(TNS) This week, two teams of scientists released reports detailing the origins of Native American peoples. Both groups looked at ancient and modern...
Storm clouds thickened on the horizon, thunder rumbled, close and ominous, and the shark was loose and thrashing on the bottom of the boat.
The next time you cast a disparaging glance at the overweight guy dumping six spoonfuls of sugar into his morning coffee, consider this: He may be less sensitive to sugar than you are - and genes might be the reason why.
Certain sound frequencies alert mind to potential trouble, researchers say
For all the talk about what hydraulic fracking might mean for human health, there has been little scientific evidence. That is slowly starting to change.
By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, July 15 (Reuters) - U.S. researchers have used a controversial cloning technique to make new, healthy, perfectly matched...
Elite cyclists burn up to 32 per day in energy.
After a nearly decade long journey, the New Horizons spacecraft zoomed past Pluto early Tuesday. The dwarf planet is now the most distant object ever visited by humanity.
When mating prospects are grim, certain females in Jersey Shore waters appear to have developed a clever strategy: changing sex.
NEW YORK - Climate change is shrinking the geographic range of many bumblebee species in North America and Europe, putting them in danger of future extinction, scientists say.
NEW YORK (AP) - Controversy over Planned Parenthood's supplying fetal tissue for research has focused attention on a little-discussed aspect of science.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors next to windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets, unfazed by proposed federal rules that the White House says go as far as possible to ban the U.S. trade of ivory from the world's endangered elephants.
PRAGUE (AP) - One of the last five northern white rhinoceros left in the world has died.
PARIS (AP) - Two students have found a human tooth from about 560,000 years ago in a famous prehistoric cave in southwestern France, a discovery praised by archaeologists as the oldest human body part ever discovered in the country and being rare from that period in Europe.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In California, they're counting on it to end an historic drought; in Peru, they've already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It's both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it's likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
BOISE, Idaho (AP) - More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The president of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and that the organization's charges cover only the cost of transmission to researchers.
A mile offshore from this city's high-rise condos and spring-break bars lie as many as 2 million old tires, strewn across the ocean floor _ a white-walled, steel-belted monument to good intentions gone awry.
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service violated the Endangered Species Act when it approved a 22,000-acre logging project that affects northern spotted owl habitat in southern Oregon.
Dogs wear fur coats year round, so it seems logical that you would get them a short haircut to help them cool down in the 90+ weather. Not so fast, say many experts. WHYY Reporter Peter Crimmins investigates the science behind a dog’s coat.