Latest Biology News

Editorial Roundup: Illinois

Jun. 28, 2022 07:13 AM EDT

Arlington Heights Daily Herald. June 25, 2022. Editorial: Signage war will just sow more confusion about gas taxes If the courts side with the Illinois legislature, by the end of next week signs could be popping up at gas stations all over the state. They will explain...

Relicensing for Idaho Power's Hells Canyon Project advancing

Jun. 27, 2022 17:49 PM EDT

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho public utility’s nearly two-decade effort to renew its license for a three-dam hydroelectric project on the Snake River on the Idaho-Oregon Border is moving forward with federal regulators announcing plans to update an environmental study. The Federal...

Retired professor builds wooden anatomy puzzles

Jun. 26, 2022 09:11 AM EDT

HARRISONBURG, Va. (AP) — Roman Miller, a native of Iowa, said he expected to spend two years in Harrisonburg. When he was offered an endowed professorship position in the biology department at Eastern Mennonite University, Miller said he planned to try the job but move on within a...

Tanzania's Masaai demand Indigenous rights in UN framework

Jun. 23, 2022 12:36 PM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Tanzania's Maasai people, resisting government pressure to leave their ancestral homes in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area, have presented their demands for Indigenous land rights to negotiators in Nairobi finalizing the proposed U.N. global biodiversity framework. ...

Florida team hauls in 18-foot, 215-pound Burmese python

Jun. 22, 2022 16:35 PM EDT

NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — A team of biologists recently hauled in the heaviest Burmese python ever captured in Florida, officials said. The female python weighed in at 215 pounds (98 kilograms), was nearly 18 feet long (5 meters) and had 122 developing eggs, the Conservancy of Southwest...

Investigator: DNA could identify 2 Tulsa massacre victims

Jun. 22, 2022 15:34 PM EDT

Investigators seeking to identify victims of the Tulsa Race Massacre have found enough usable DNA for testing on two of the 14 sets of remains removed from a local cemetery a year ago, a forensic scientist said Wednesday. Danny Hellwig with Intermountain Forensics in Salt Lake City,...

Vanderbilt names Berkeley structural biologist as new dean

Jun. 21, 2022 12:13 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University's School of Medicine Basic Sciences has tapped one of the world’s leading structural biologists as its new dean, the school announced on Tuesday. John Kuriyan currently serves as distinguished professor of molecular and cell biology...

Cambodian catches world's largest recorded freshwater fish

Jun. 20, 2022 22:52 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — The world’s largest recorded freshwater fish, a giant stingray, has been caught in the Mekong River in Cambodia, according to scientists from the Southeast Asian nation and the United States. The stingray, captured on June 13, measured almost 4 meters (13 feet)...

Editorial Roundup: Texas

Jun. 20, 2022 17:17 PM EDT

Dallas Morning News. June 18, 2022. Editorial: Texas must protect its mountain lions and ban footholds “There’s a mountain lion somewhere right now stuck in a trap.” A group of landowners and biologists is lobbying the Texas Parks and Wildlife...

Researchers hope fireflies will aid robot communication

Jun. 19, 2022 11:59 AM EDT

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) — Researchers from the University of Colorado are studying the Great Smoky Mountains' synchronous fireflies to determine whether understanding the way they communicate could help with developing robot communication. The fireflies "need to solve complex...