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Watch: Cow runs loose through Indiana roads

6 days ago from UPI

An escaped cow running loose in New Jersey was caught on video running to a Chick-fil-A restaurant.

Who should Fido fear? Depends on relationship

6 days ago from Science Daily

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's relationship to an...

Hepatitis B virus sheds light on ancient human population movements into Australia

6 days ago from Physorg

Australian researchers have used current hepatitis B virus (HBV) genome sequences to deduce ancient human population movements into Australia, adding weight to the theory that the mainland Aboriginal population separated...

Who should Fido fear? Depends on relationship

6 days ago from Physorg

As states around the country move to stiffen punishments for animal cruelty, Michigan State University researchers have found a correlation between the types of animal abuse committed and the perpetrator's...

Dead whale found with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach in the Philippines

6 days ago from UPI

After a dead whale washed ashore in the Philippines, scientists pulled 88 pounds of plastic debris from the mammal's intestines.

Oregon could restrict use of controversial herbicide

6 days ago from UPI

Oregon could become the first state to strictly limit the use of the herbicide aminocyclopyrachlor, or ACP.

Japan exempts GMOs from safety screening

6 days ago from UPI

The Japanese government is to exempt genetically modified foods from safety screening, according to multiple reports.

Dead whale found with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach in the Philippines

6 days ago from UPI

After a dead whale washed ashore in the Philippines, scientists pulled 88 pounds of plastic debris from the mammal's intestines.

Dead whale washes up with 88 pounds of plastic in its stomach

6 days ago from CBSNews - Science

"This whale had the most plastic we have ever seen in a whale. It's disgusting."

Meet India’s starry dwarf frog — a species with no close relatives

6 days ago from Sciencenews.org

The newly identified starry dwarf frog represents a new species, genus and potentially even a new family.

Watch: 1,200 form human shamrock in New York state

6 days ago from UPI

A total 1,200 donned green and formed themselves into the shape of a shamrock in New York state to break a Guinness World Record.

Tasty or putrid? A repellent odor inhibits the perception of a pleasant odor in vinegar flies

6 days ago from Physorg

In nature, vinegar flies are exposed to a wide variety of odor mixtures, which contain both attractive and repellent odors. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology have...

Chemical probe can regulate signaling pathway and block cell invasion by arboviruses

6 days ago from Physorg

Cells in humans and other vertebrates, as well as invertebrates, have signaling pathways that play essential roles in embryo development, cell proliferation and tissue structuring. Dysregulation in one of these...

Powerful machine-learning technique enables biologists to analyze enormous data sets

6 days ago from Physorg

Researchers at A*STAR have compared six data-analysis processes and come up with a clear winner in terms of speed, quality of analysis and reliability. The top performer took large, complex...

Experimental blood test accurately spots fibromyalgia

6 days ago from Science Daily

For the first time, researchers have evidence that fibromyalgia can be reliably detected in blood samples -- work they hope will pave the way for a simple, fast diagnosis.

Resurrecting woolly mammoth cells is hard to do

6 days ago from Sciencenews.org

Japanese scientists say some proteins in frozen mammoth cells may still work after 28,000 years. But that activity may be more mouse than mammoth.

Grafting tomatoes protects plants, increases yields

6 days ago from Physorg

Grafting vegetables is a time-tested way for growers to protect plants from soil-borne diseases as well as potentially improve yields, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert.

PoreDesigner improves protein channel design for water treatment, bioseparations

6 days ago from Physorg

PoreDesigner, a fully automated computational workflow process for altering the pore size of a bacterial channel protein, is the result of a collaboration between researchers from Penn State and the...

Mass Migration of Painted Lady Butterflies Entrances Californians

6 days ago from NY Times Science

Clouds of painted lady butterflies are flying through Southern California. The reason? Abundant rainfall that has caused an explosion of plant growth.

Johnny Manziel signs to play for the AAF's Memphis Express

6 days ago from UPI

Former Cleveland Browns first-round pick quarterback Johnny Manziel is back playing professional football again, this time in Tennessee.

Santa Anita, horsemen reach pact on phasing out race-day medication

1 week ago from UPI

Santa Anita and horsemen agree to limit race-day medication for horses immediately and phase it out entirely starting in 2020.

Thianthrene radical readies aromatics for further reactions

1 week ago from C&EN

C–H activation strategy selectively adds complexity to aromatic compounds

Small molecule mimics flu-blocking antibodies

1 week ago from C&EN

Compound protects mice from lethal forms of influenza. Chemists could use a similar design approach to target other viruses

Miami Dolphins trade QB Ryan Tannehill to Tennessee Titans

1 week ago from UPI

The Miami Dolphins have traded quarterback Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans.

Watch: Dachshund rescued from inside wall of home

1 week ago from UPI

Firefighters in Tennessee cut through a wall at a family's home to rescue a dog that took a fall while chasing a squirrel in the house's attic.

Light and sound stimulus therapy generates a buzz in Alzheimer’s research world

1 week ago from LA Times - Science

The often-discouraging search for ways to prevent or treat Alzheimer’s disease may have flickered to life this week with a bright new idea — and a buzzy new soundtrack as...

Watch: Shark's 'kiss' caught on camera during diving trip

1 week ago from UPI

A diver off the South African coast was caught on camera getting a "kiss" from a curious shark that appeared interested in his goggles.

Cuddly polar bear cub makes splash in Berlin debut

1 week ago from Physorg

Berlin's latest zoo celebrity, a fluffy polar bear cub, made her first tentative steps on the public stage Friday, with media hungry to anoint her the rightful successor to late...