Stories tagged: zoology
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 3:57 p.m.
Gene-altered mosquitoes could be used vs. dengue
KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Mosquito control officials in the Florida Keys are waiting for the federal government to sign off on an experiment that would release hundreds of thousands …
Tue., Dec. 4, 2012, 7:49 a.m.
Fast-growing fish may never wind up on your plate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Salmon that’s been genetically modified to grow twice as fast as normal could soon show up on your dinner plate. That is, if the company that makes …
Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 11:23 p.m.
Study: Like a tree, growth rings show lobster age
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Scientists have finally figured out how to determine the age of a lobster. Raouf Kilada (row-OOF’ kuh-LAH’-duh) of the University of New Brunswick presented his research …
Mon., Oct. 22, 2012, 4:09 p.m.
Study: Male beluga whale mimics human speech
SAN DIEGO (AP) — It could be the muffled sound of singing in the shower or that sing-songy indecipherable voice from the Muppets’ Swedish Chef. Surprisingly, scientists said the audio …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012, 11:30 a.m.
Research on mice suggests new fertility treatments
NEW YORK (AP) — Scientists have turned mouse skin cells into eggs that produced baby mice — a technique that, if successfully applied to humans, could someday allow women to …
Sun., Sept. 30, 2012, 8:16 a.m.
Officials mull seismic tests near Calif nuke plant
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials …
Thu., Dec. 14, 1995, midnight
Tiny Life, Big Discovery Scientists Find New Life Form Right Under Their Noses, Dot-Sized Creature Living On Lobster’s Lips
Adhering to the mouthparts of a lobster like a suction-cup toy and sweeping up the lobster’s errant food particles like a living napkin is a tiny animal whose anatomy and …