| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:11 PM
Moving downward from the shoulder, the arms of Neil Shubin, fish paleontologist, are built like this: one bone, two bones, lots of bones, digits.
The same is true for a bird's wing, a leopard's forward leg and the front fins of Tiktaalik, the ancient...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 9:46 AM
The dearth of women and certain minorities in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) fields represents a huge problem within this country and is a crisis often repeated in the news today. These stories often provide the same problem and,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:44 PM
An Arizona judge ruled Thursday that Darren Sharper was ineligible for bail on a sexual assault charge there, which could prevent the ex-NFL star’s release from L.A. County jail, where he has spent the last seven weeks.
Maricopa County Superior...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Ex-NFL star Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail pending another court hearing next month, the latest development in the ongoing sexual assault investigations against the former safety that stretch across five states.
Friday marked the 38-...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 6:11 PM
An Anne Arundel County man who was found guilty of a burglary based in part on DNA evidence asked a state appellate court Thursday to throw out his conviction, arguing that police improperly kept his genetic information in the database they used to link...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:59 PM
In its latest contribution to historical anthropology, genetic sequencing has shown that a lavishly decorated gourd said to contain the blood of the French King Louis XVI does not, very likely, bear the DNA of France's final monarch.
Helas! Can no one...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:48 PM
A plunge in once-soaring technology shares sent Nasdaq into a triple-digit decline and yanked the rest of the stock market down with it.
Erstwhile darlings such as Netflix Inc. and Facebook Inc., as well as biotechnology highfliers such as Intercept...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:16 PM
A 400,000-year-old thigh bone from an early European human is causing confusion among genetic anthropologists who say its genetic material is related to another mysterious species believed to have lived only in East Asia.
The femur was pulled from...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 7:55 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Law enforcement in California may continue to collect DNA from people arrested for felonies — even if they are never formally charged — and store the genetic profiles in a criminal database, a federal appeals court...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 10:50 AM
LONDON -- DNA tests have confirmed that a Bulgarian Roma couple are the parents of Maria, a blond, green-eyed 4-year-old girl taken by police in central Greece last week from the Roma settlement where she was living, Bulgarian authorities said Friday....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:26 AM
When it comes to evolutionary debates, this one is a major dogfight.
Since the time of Charles Darwin, scientists have argued over the origin of domesticated dogs, speculating wildly about how, when and where a toothy, flesh-eating beast was first...