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  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sued over Mexican gray wolf recovery plan
    Conservation organizations on Wednesday sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to force it to complete a long overdue, legally required recovery plan for the Mexican gray wolf, the lobo of Southwestern lore. The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in...
  • Sci-fi meets wi-fi in a mind over gene experiment

    Sci-fi meets wi-fi in a mind over gene experiment
    Playing a computer game or letting your mind go to its happy place might one day ease a migraine, administer drugs or prevent epileptic seizures, according to Swiss bioengineers who pulled off a strange mind-over-gene trick. The researchers took...
  • Boom in shipments of turtles overseas could lead to protective measures

    WASHINGTON The U.S. government is proposing a new level of protection for certain freshwater turtles, concerned that a massive increase in overseas demand for the reptiles could hurt their long-term prospects. The proposal from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife...
  • Sen. Tom Coburn's unjustified attack on scientists

    To the editor: Biologist Terrie M. Williams' response to Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) and his "wastebook" demagoguery should draw the attention of responsible and thinking Americans. ("As species decline, so does research funding," Op-Ed, Nov. 6) Who do...
  • Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned

    Manatee season about to begin as protections questioned
    As the weather cools, manatees will start streaming into South Florida for a few months of basking in warm water, munching seagrass and trying to avoid getting hit by boats. Manatee season officially begins Nov. 15, when seasonal boat speed limits take...
  • As species decline, so does research funding

    As species decline, so does research funding
    As I rubbed the frostbite out of my hands on returning from a seal survey on Antarctic ice recently, I was informed that I had the dubious distinction of making the Top 5 in the 2014 list of wasteful scientists compiled by Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.)....
  • Feeble Fido: Scientists dig into key to extend dogs' lives

    Feeble Fido: Scientists dig into key to extend dogs' lives
    When Daniel Promislow jogs with his Weimaraner, Silver, it pains him to see age creeping up on the 11-year-old canine. "Month by month, he gets slower and slower," said Promislow, an evolutionary geneticist at the University of Washington. His other dog,...
  • A new way to help meth addicts stay clean: antibodies

    A new way to help meth addicts stay clean: antibodies
    Designing medications and immune therapies that blunt a drug addict's high and help him kick his habit is a promising idea. And someday soon it is expected to yield actual medications for addiction. But there's a fundamental problem with prescribing an...
  • Study: Parent-infant communication differs by gender shortly after birth

    Study: Parent-infant communication differs by gender shortly after birth
    Mothers are more likely to respond to their infant's vocal cues than fathers, and infants respond preferentially to mother's voice, according to a new study. Researchers also found that mothers may be more likely to vocalize back and forth with female...
  • Study says natural factors, not humans, behind West Coast warming

    SEATTLE When scientists on a boat in the Gulf of Alaska pulled their net in August, they saw something stunning: a live ocean sunfish. Mostly found in the tropics or temperate waters, these giant 6-foot-long snub-bodied creatures are incredibly rare in...
  • Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers

    Colombia condor conservation program lacks hard numbers
    Their wings spanning 10 feet or more as they glide serenely above Colombia's Andes, condors are majestic physical specimens. They have been important symbols here since pre-colonial times, when indigenous tribes saw them as messengers of the gods and...