RSS feeds allow Web site content to be gathered via feed reader software. Click the subscribe link to obtain the feed URL for this page. The feed will update when new content appears on this page.

Biology

A collection of news and information related to Biology published by this site and its partners.

Top Biology Articles

Displaying items 12-22
  • Study: Rockies' wildflower season 35 days longer from climate change

    Study: Rockies' wildflower season 35 days longer from climate change
    The Rocky Mountain wildflower season has lengthened by over a month since the 1970s, according to a study published Monday that found climate change is altering the flowering patterns of more species than previously thought. Flowers used to bloom from...
  • For South Gate Middle School class, abalones open a whole new world

    For South Gate Middle School class, abalones open a whole new world
    Jenny Gonzalez checked for signs of epipodium, tentacles resembling swaying wet noodles, on the green abalones in her South Gate classroom the other day. "That's what I was looking for," Jenny, 13, said of a small, light-colored abalone. "When you see...
  • Japan STAP stem cell researchers' errors not intentional, RIKEN says

    Japan STAP stem cell researchers' errors not intentional, RIKEN says
    The Japanese research institution at the center of a growing controversy over a new type of stem cells said Friday that its investigation of four scientists has confirmed two instances of "inappropriate" behavior but that neither case was severe enough to...
  • FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle

    FDA wins high-profile support in consumer genetics kerfuffle
    When the Food & Drug Administration last November ordered the Mountain View, Calif.-based firm 23andMe to stop marketing its health-related genetic test kit to consumers, the ensuing debate took on a "rage against the machine" tenor. Entrepreneurs,...
  • Biologists move 500 red-legged frog eggs to mountain wetlands

    Biologists move 500 red-legged frog eggs to mountain wetlands
    Federal biologists clad in waders and armed with long-handled nets this week moved hundreds of red-legged frog eggs from a San Fernando Valley stream to carefully selected wetlands 10 miles away in the first attempt to expand the threatened species' range...
  • Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair

    Research inspired by swine flu wins $100,000 at Intel science fair
    A project that could point the way to a new class of drugs to treat influenza won the top prize Tuesday night at the Intel Science Talent Search, netting 17-year-old Eric S. Chen a cool $100,000. Chen, a senior at Canyon Crest Academy in San Diego,...
  • Scientist who created STAP stem cells says studies should be withdrawn

    Scientist who created STAP stem cells says studies should be withdrawn
    A number of scientists have been grumbling for weeks about a pair of breakthrough stem cell studies that seemed too good to be true. Now one of the senior researchers who worked on the papers agrees that they may be right. The studies, which were...
  • Clues to Genghis Khan's rise, written in the rings of ancient trees

    Clues to Genghis Khan's rise, written in the rings of ancient trees
    In the rings of ancient and gnarled trees, a team of scientists has found evidence of a period of consistent warmth and wetness in Mongolia between the years 1211 and 1225 -- the exact time that Genghis Khan first rose to power.  Coincidence? They think...
  • Overlooked fish fin stirs the waters of evolution

    Overlooked fish fin stirs the waters of evolution
    A few hundred million years ago, fish fins morphed into the arms and legs of terrestrial animals, according to evolutionary theory. So, you’d think science would know just about everything about them by now. It turns out that some fins are more...
  • Yosemite bears eating like it's 1915

    Yosemite bears eating like it's 1915
    Black bears in Yosemite National Park aren’t snacking as much on human food as they did decades ago, according to new research that traces changes in the diet of Yosemite bears over the last century. Researchers analyzed samples of bear bones from...
  • Chandra Wilson plays a doctor, learns to be a patient advocate

     Chandra Wilson plays a doctor, learns to be a patient advocate
    Chandra Wilson, who stars as Dr. Miranda Bailey on the ABC series "Grey's Anatomy," knows what it's like on the other side of the prescription pad. And she knows what it's like to advocate for an ill child. Her 20-year-old daughter has long struggled with...