Flora and Fauna | Science | Nation

Iowa Boys Charged In Connection With Deaths Of Half A Million Honeybees

The unidentified juveniles, aged 12 and 13, allegedly ransacked a Sioux City honey farm, knocking over hives and exposing the bees to frigid winter temperatures.

Science | Flora and Fauna | Health | Nation

Repeated Head Hits, Not Just Concussions, May Lead To A Type Of Chronic Brain Damage

Scientists believe they have solid evidence that it's repeated, direct hits to the head that cause the degenerative brain disease seen in some athletes, even if there are no signs of concussion.

Flora and Fauna | Science

Cat Lovers, Is Your Cat Right- Or Left-Pawed?

Do you know which paw your cat uses first when coming down the stairs? Anthropologist and cat lover Barbara J. King discusses with researchers why a new finding of paw preference matters for our pets.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science

Strange Weather Triggered Bacteria That Killed 200,000 Endangered Antelope

Over a three-week span in 2015, more than 200,000 saiga antelope suddenly died in Kazakhstan. The animals would be grazing normally, then dead in three hours. A new study points to heat and humidity.

Food | Flora and Fauna | Science

Altering A Species: Darwin's Shopping List

Few scientific discoveries have caused as much excitement as that of editing our genes; yet we owe some of the most stunning wonders around us to old-fashioned breeding practices, says Jimena Canales.

News | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Land | local

Oregon Group Sues Forest Service To Protect Threatened Plant Species

Conservationists in northeast Oregon are suing the U.S. Forest Service for reauthorizing livestock grazing on 44,000 acres of grasslands within the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area.

Food | Flora and Fauna | Health

Showing Love Through Food May Be Making Our Pets Obese And Unhappy

Over half of the dogs and cats around the globe battle the bulge. A pet obesity specialist says a deep human-animal bond may inadvertently be causing unhealthy emotional and physical consequences.

News | Food | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science

Government Scientists Say A Controversial Pesticide Is Killing Endangered Salmon

The insecticide chlorpyrifos, already under attack for its risk to small children, may be killing salmon as well. The National Marine Fisheries Service is recommending restrictions on its use.

Flora and Fauna | Science

Is This Gorilla Mother Consciously Protecting Her Baby?

In response to a report of "heroic" behavior by a female mountain gorilla aiming to protect her baby, anthropologist Barbara J. King explores questions of conscious awareness of infanticide in apes.

Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science

'Butterfly Tongues' Are More Ancient Than Flowers, Fossil Study Finds

Scientists have discovered the proboscis butterflies use to suck nectar from flowers existed before flowers did. So: What were ancient butterflies using their long, tongue-like suckers for?


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