BERLIN (AP) — Students at a high school in the western German town of Schleiden on Wednesday buried a longtime member of their community — a classroom skeleton that had served as an educational specimen for generations of pupils.
Risk Factors for Severe COVID-19 in Hospitalized Adults Differ by Age: Institute for Systems Biology
Climate change and habitat loss from big agriculture are combining to swat down global insect populations, with each problem making the other worse, a new study finds.
While insects may bug people at times, they also are key in pollinating plants to feed people, making soil more fertile and they include beautiful butterflies and fireflies.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House voted Tuesday after a tense debate to approve a bill that would prohibit transgender girls from competing in girls' school sports.
All but one Republican and four Democrats voted for the proposal to restrict players on K-12 school teams, college sports, intramurals and club teams sponsored by school entities to male or female teams based on their reproductive organs, biology or genetics at birth.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican proposal to prevent transgender girls from competing in girls' school sports passed the Pennsylvania House Education Committee on Tuesday, over Democratic opposition.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Student scores on Pennsylvania standardized tests fell sharply last year in most categories, although state education officials cautioned the numbers were so distorted by pandemic conditions that they are of limited use for comparison to previous years — particularly regarding statewide trends.
Holly Nover grew up trying to hide her stutter.
“I was very self conscious,” said the 40-year-old St. Johns, Florida mom, whose 10-year-old son Colton also has a speech impediment. “So I developed habits to switch my words so it wouldn’t be noticed.”
ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — A Catholic school in suburban Detroit said it will use a $1.3 million gift to enhance its science and technology programs, including esports.
The money for St. Frances Cabrini in Allen Park is coming from the estate of two late members of the parish, Don and Dolores King.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Greater reliance on genetic testing of baby whales and their mothers can provide more accurate information about a rare species and increase the chances of saving them from extinction, according to the authors of a new scientific study.
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) — A protest march by 1,500 far-left activists in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki turned violent Saturday towards its end, when some protesters threw firebombs and rocks at riot police, who responded with stun grenades and tear gas.
OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Mammal experts have named a new species of possum after the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor who discovered it.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A crew cutting down a dying oak at the University of Nebraska made a surprising find — flying squirrels.
A video shot by a member of the crew made its way to Larkin Powell, a conservation biology professor.
BEIJING (AP) — China on Wednesday defended its international scientific exchange programs in the wake of the conviction of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program.
BOSTON (AP) — A Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program was found guilty on all counts Tuesday.
BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program began in earnest Wednesday in Boston federal court.
BOSTON (AP) — The trial of a Harvard University professor charged with hiding his ties to a Chinese-run recruitment program is the latest bellwether in the U.S. Justice Department's controversial effort to crackdown on economic espionage by China.
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists from the United States and Europe announced plans Tuesday to create the biggest map of underground fungal networks, arguing they are an important but overlooked piece in the puzzle of how to tackle climate change.
GOSHEN, Ind. (AP) — The Indiana Court of Appeals has upheld a northern Indiana man's conviction in the fatal stabbing of a college professor and the wounding of professor's wife during a 2011 home invasion.
ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Police said Wednesday they believe a German man who was slain with his youngest daughter last month at their home in a rural area of Paraguay were killed during a robbery, but no one has been arrested.
GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that its director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is running unopposed for a second five-year term.
LILLY, Pa. (AP) — With a swoosh of a net, a flick of the wrist and a little bit of luck, St. Francis University biology professor Lane Loya snagged another dragonfly from a reed during a recent trip into the field for his research.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The president of the University of Michigan, who is stepping down in 2023, said Thursday he'll return to teaching and research “if nothing more interesting comes along.”
Mark Schlissel gave his annual leadership address, two days after announcing he would leave his post after nine years.
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Antisemitic and racist graffiti have been found twice in less than three weeks in a Yale University building that is under renovation, police said.
In the first case, a construction crew working on the site found graffiti sprayed inside Kline Biology Towers on Sept.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — A University of Northern Iowa biology professor who required masks be worn in his classroom and threatened lower grades for students who refused has been relegated to online teaching and stripped of his eligibility for merit pay.
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Faculty at Iowa public universities are demanding the right to require masks in their classrooms regardless of state law or policies against them.
Turns out cows can be potty trained as easily as toddlers. Maybe easier.
It's no bull. Scientists put the task to the test and 11 out of 16 cows learned to use the “MooLoo” when they had to go.
POCATELLO, Idaho (AP) — Police say the remains of roughly 50 fetuses found at a Pocatello, Idaho, funeral home were part of a biological collection that Idaho State University provided to the funeral home for cremation in 2017.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — More than 100 staff members with Indiana University’s biology department are calling for a department building once named after a 19th century IU president who supported eugenics to be renamed after a noted Black faculty member.
PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix school district wants a judge to dismiss a lawsuit over its mask mandate, which could be a test case for other districts, arguing a state law banning such policy isn’t in effect yet.
WASHINGTON (AP) — With climate change threatening the sea ice habitat of Emperor penguins, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Tuesday announced a proposal to list the species as threatened under the Endangered Species Act.
One of the giants of the deep is shrinking before our eyes, a new study says.
The younger generation of critically endangered North Atlantic right whales are on average about three feet (one meter) shorter than whales were 20 years ago, drone and aircraft data show in a study in Thursday’s journal Current Biology.
Oxygen levels have dropped in hundreds of lakes in the United States and Europe over the last four decades, a new study found.
And the authors said declining oxygen could lead to increased fish kills, algal blooms and methane emissions.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Sharks use the Earth's magnetic field as a sort of natural GPS to navigate journeys that take them great distances across the world's oceans, scientists have found.
Researchers said their marine laboratory experiments with a small species of shark confirm long-held speculation that sharks use magnetic fields as aids to navigation — behavior observed in other marine animals such as sea turtles.
When the coronavirus pandemic struck New York City, LaGuardia Community College professor Lucia Fuentes assigned students in her honors biology class to compile all the information they could find about COVID-19...
HONOLULU (AP) — A new species of fish has been discovered during a research study funded by the National Science Foundation and University of Hawaii Sea Grant College Program that focused on deepwater snappers...
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia University will get $800,000 from the National Science Foundation to recruit underrepresented students in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Fish and Game Department has developed a series of ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Seventeen years ago, Rick Crist and Michael Sitvarin put 1,000 miles on Crist’s Jeep Wrangler driving to state parks and municipalities, listening for screams...
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Seventeen years ago, Rick Crist and Michael Sitvarin put 1,000 miles on Crist’s Jeep Wrangler driving to state parks and municipalities, listening for screams...
Former Google CEO Eric Schmidt and his wife, Wendy, have given $150 million to a research institute to establish a “new era of biology” aimed at battling diseases with a mix of data and life science studies...
SITKA, Alaska (AP) — A necropsy has been conducted on a humpback whale carcass found washed up on an island west of Sitka, officials said Friday...
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — China has approved a new COVID-19 vaccine for emergency use, one that was developed by the head of its Center for Disease Control, adding a fifth shot to its arsenal...
TOKYO (AP) — Scientists have discovered the ultimate case of regeneration: Some decapitated sea slugs can regrow hearts and whole new bodies...
LANSING, Mich. (AP) — State officials are seeking input from the public on a walleye management plan that focuses on Michigan’s inland waters...
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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — After 25 years of inbreeding, Yellowstone National Park’s wolves are becoming more genetically similar, researchers have found...
MOUNT BERRY, Ga. (AP) — A baby bald eagle that hatched Wednesday on the campus of a northwest Georgia college has died after less than 48 hours of life...
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Montana Senate committee considered Wednesday a bill that would require parental consent for sexual education and ban abortion providers from offering information in schools...
COLCHESTER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont’s St. Michael’s College is preserving some of its 350 acres along the Winooski River near the school’s Colchester campus...