Dogs' fondness for humans has genetic basis, new study says
Dogs' fondness for humans has genetic basis, new study says
Cliff Mooneyham - 21 hours ago
Unique genetic insertions, called transposons, on the Williams-Beuren syndrome critical regions (WBSCR) were strongly associated with social traits, such as seeking out humans for physical contact.
California farmers replace workers with robots California farmers replace workers with robots
Mae Owen - Jul 25, 2017
So as the existing pool of laborers grows older and more of them retire, not enough new immigrant workers are arriving to replace them.
Ravens can plan ahead, say researchers Ravens can plan ahead, say researchers
James Carlin - Jul 18, 2017
Researchers in Sweden have found that ravens are even smarter than anybody thought, according to a new study published in the journal Science.
Enormous iceberg breaks off from Antarctica Enormous iceberg breaks off from Antarctica
Carmelo Sheppard - Jul 14, 2017
A massive iceberg that scientists have been predicting would separate from the Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica has finally proved them right, according to an announcement by researchers Wednesday.
Sixth mass extinction has begun, say scientists Sixth mass extinction has begun, say scientists
Jason Spencer - Jul 14, 2017
The study is published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
California struggles to contain wildfires California struggles to contain wildfires
Chad Young - Jul 11, 2017
A pair of wildfires raging in California since Saturday still threaten hundreds of homes and have forced the evacuation of a popular lakeside resort.
New pathogen threatens half of world's olive oil supply New pathogen threatens half of world's olive oil supply
Mae Owen - Jul 10, 2017
The pathogen, a bacterium called Xylella fastidiosa, turned up in a sample of 17 almond trees in eastern Valencia, according to Elena Cebrian, a local agricultural official.
G-20 countries continue to over-invest in fossil fuels, despite climate deal G-20 countries continue to over-invest in fossil fuels, despite climate deal
Lucas Rowe - Jul 08, 2017
The report tallied up loans, grants, insurance, and all types of public funding that the nations' governments provide to their energy sectors.
Oklahoma sues prescription opioid manufacturers Oklahoma sues prescription opioid manufacturers
Lila Alexander - Jul 03, 2017
It is the fourth state to sue opioid manufacturers over their marketing practices in the past month.
Ohio woman dies two years after being set on fire by ex-boyfriend Ohio woman dies two years after being set on fire by ex-boyfriend
James Carlin - Jun 30, 2017
Judy Malinowski, a 33-year-old mother of two daughters, has died losing her struggle to hang on after her ex-boyfriend drenched her in gasoline and set her alight two years ago.
Trump removes protections for Yellowstone bears Trump removes protections for Yellowstone bears
Lila Alexander - Jun 24, 2017
The Trump administration is lifting Endangered Species protections for grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone, the Interior Department's Fish and Wildlife Service announced Thursday.
3,000-year-old prosthetic toe is amazing 3,000-year-old prosthetic toe is amazing
Harry Marcolis - Jun 24, 2017
They found that the prosthetic toe was exquisitely crafted and refitted several times to match the woman's foot perfectly.
Extra virgin olive oil may protect brain from Alzheimer's disease Extra virgin olive oil may protect brain from Alzheimer's disease
James Carlin - Jun 24, 2017
A new study based on experiments with mice suggests that extra virgin olive oil may protect the brain from symptoms of Alzheimer's disease.
New robot has unusually good grip New robot has unusually good grip
Lila Alexander - Jun 21, 2017
University of California researchers have developed a robot that can figure out on the spot how to pick up an unfamiliar object with no pre-programming required.
Cats first domesticated in ancient Egypt, Near East, genetic study shows Cats first domesticated in ancient Egypt, Near East, genetic study shows
David Sims - Jun 21, 2017
The domesticated cat originated in ancient Egypt and the Near East about 10,000 years ago, according to a new genetic analysis.
Johns Hopkins researchers slow cancer growth with drugs Johns Hopkins researchers slow cancer growth with drugs
Kristy Douglas - Jun 19, 2017
Approximately 90% of cancer deaths occur only after metastasis, according to Jayatilaka, who said that she and her colleagues first made a breakthrough when they discovered two proteins.
Humpback whale herds swim in NYC waters for the first time in a hundred years Humpback whale herds swim in NYC waters for the first time in a hundred years
Paul Pate - Jun 13, 2017
Most Americans don't think of whale-watching as an activity one can do in New York City, but conservationists say that may start to change.
French president invites American climate scientists to take refuge in France French president invites American climate scientists to take refuge in France
Lila Alexander - Jun 05, 2017
Macron went on to openly invite the U.S. researchers to come to France and work with like-minded French colleagues on creating long-term solutions to climate change.
Elon Musk leaves White House councils over climate-accord withdrawal Elon Musk leaves White House councils over climate-accord withdrawal
Vicky Webb - Jun 02, 2017
Musk has pursued a range of clean-energy technologies in the last few years, including electric cars, solar roof panels, and improvements in battery technology.
Brain surgery to reduce to two minutes thanks to a new robotic drill Brain surgery to reduce to two minutes thanks to a new robotic drill
Chad Young - May 04, 2017
According to scientists, the drill can perform a certain type of complex cranial surgery 50 times faster than its common practice.
Simulation done to see the response to nuclear attack Simulation done to see the response to nuclear attack
James Smith - Apr 21, 2017
US Scientists are conducting a massive computer simulation to work out how the city of New York would respond to a nuclear attack in the heart of Manhattan.
New study: Salty food doesn't make you thirsty New study: Salty food doesn't make you thirsty
James Carlin - Apr 18, 2017
A landmark scientific study has shattered the belief that salty food makes living organisms crave a drink.