American hunters under fire again after Cecil’s killing

When we reported the death of Cecil, Africa’s celebrity lion, there were fears for...

Drinking coffee helps keep seniors’ brains healthy

Research has already found that coffee could have health benefits such as reducing a...

Hitchhiking robot journey ends following vandalism in Philly

This is why we can’t have nice things: A child-sized hitchhiking robot that was...

NASA's new quad-copter vehicle acts as buddy for rovers

NASA engineers are developing a quad-copter-like vehicle that would be used with off-world rovers...

Getting married helps people stop drinking

It’s commonly acknowledged that marriage changes a person, and new study published in Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research has found that that change can...

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One-third of Milky Way stars wander through the galaxy

Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) scientists who created a new map of the Milky Way found that nearly one-third...

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Can economics help explain microbial life?

Adam Smith was a famous 18th century economist, not a biologist, but could his economic theories help solve longstanding...

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Bamboo shark gives birth after 45 months without mating

The reproductive biology of sharks is complex and intriguing. This is no simple “girl meets boy, has babies” story....