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Biology

Monsanto helps fund all-expense-paid ‘reporter boot camp’ for food writers
Biotech company Monsanto is helping fund a “reporter boot camp” that will be hosted by the National Press Foundation, featuring an all-expense-paid journalism conference called “Food, From Farm to Table.”

22.05.2015 23:52

Citing Bin Laden raid, US Special Forces testing DNA scanners for ‘juicy missions’
Officials at US Special Operations Command said they were testing rapid DNA scanners for use in sensitive overseas missions, citing DNA identification of Osama Bin Laden in the 2011 raid as a model for future targeted operations.

21.05.2015 19:53

White House to create 1,500 mile corridor to help migrating Monarch butterflies
President Obama has unveiled a national strategy to increase the population of the Monarch butterfly and the honey bee by creating the so-called “butterfly corridor” between Mexico and Minnesota along Interstate highway 35.

21.05.2015 15:49

‘Predate humans’: Stone tools made 3.3mn years ago found in Kenya
Archaeologists on a dig in Kenya made an unexpected discovery – 3.3-million-year-old stone tools that could disprove the theory that the Homo genus was the first to use such tools. The makers of the tools remain a mystery.

21.05.2015 02:44

BP oil spill caused biggest dolphin die-off in Gulf history – study
The 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico caused an unprecedented number of fatal diseases in roughly 1,300 dolphins over the course of five years, according to a new study by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

21.05.2015 03:59

Vegetarian pandas have carnivore guts, may be on their way to extinction
Chinese researchers have discovered that giant panda bears have gut bacteria similar to that found in carnivores and are ill suited to digesting their main source of food, Bamboo.

20.05.2015 20:41

Scientists use AI to predict diseases carriers
​Scientists have applied artificial intelligence (AI) to the study of rodents to find out which rats are likely to harbor diseases, known as zoonotic pathogens, dangerous to people.

20.05.2015 20:42

​Regrowing the heart: Scars from heart attacks cured with stem cells in pioneering study
UK scientists injected mice with stem cells for 12 weeks and saw damage from heart attacks reversed – preventing heart failure. They believe a similar procedure is possible for humans.

19.05.2015 16:58

2004 Gulf of Mexico oil spill could leak another 100 years - report
An oil leak that occurred when an offshore platform toppled during Hurricane Ivan in 2004 has continued to spill oil into the Gulf of Mexico – and could keep leaking for another 100 years, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

16.05.2015 02:51

Deep-water hunter first among fish to have warm blood
Researchers have discovered that the moonfish, or opah, is the first ever fully warm-blooded fish, using its unique biology for more effective hunting in the freezing ocean.

15.05.2015 12:08

Nebraska becomes 4th state to declare emergency over bird flu
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts declared a state of emergency on Thursday in order to help battle the spread of bird flu in the state.

14.05.2015 23:49

​20% of overweight Britons think they’re a healthy weight – study
A fifth of overweight British people don’t think that they have a weight problem according to a new study, which shows Brits have ‘little understanding’ of the associated health risks.

14.05.2015 11:20