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Biology Current Events is our page about news and discoveries in biology. It offers recent biology news and interesting current events in the life sciences. Topics covered range from evolution to marine biology news. From time to time, this page also links to interesting biology news stories on other websites. For students, articles include dates of publication and sources.

Update!
Pig-human hybrids: The most recent case was reported day before yesterday (Jan. 5, 2016) in Cuba. Find out more…

A magnetic protein
Researchers think they may have discovered the protein basis of magnetic sensing in birds Read more …

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Nuts for heart health
Tree nuts touted in new study. Read more …

Not just a girl's best friend?
Australian researchers are using diamonds to get clear images of early-stage malignant tumors. Read more …

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Human waste: Brown treasure?
U.N. study says don't dismiss the value of that poo you do. Read more …

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Green Sea Turtles making a huge comeback
Nesting data from the Florida coast shows green sea turtles are back — in a big way! Read more …

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800-foot wave
Scientists have found evidence that a massive tidal wave struck the Cape Verde island of Santiago. Read more …

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Aspirin prevents cancer?
A new large-scale study shows that aspirin doubles the survival rate in patients with gastrointestinal cancer. Read more …

Pigs and primates: A genetic connection
A hidden evolutionary relationship between pigs and primates has been revealed by genome-wide study of transposable elements. Read more …

New study: 10-fold increase in renewables feasible
A new Harvard study says the nation's supply of wind and solar power could be increased tenfold without additional storage. Read more …

Bottled water
Think before you drink! Read more …

Don't want a cold? Keep sleeping!
New study shows that getting enough sleep does prevent colds. Read more …

Galapagos Tortoise Hatchling

Galapagos Tortoise Hatchlings
Baby tortoises found on Galapagos island for first time in 100 years! Read more …

Pig-human hybrids
Perhaps the strangest hybrid of them all? Read more …

Teen contracts plague
Bitten by infected fleas at Yosemite. Read more …

Clean fuel from the sun
Artificial leaf harnesses sunlight for efficient fuel production. Read more …

A new predator expanding its range
The coywolf is more aggressive than a coyote and more adaptable than a wolf. Now it's moving into big eastern cities like Toronto and New York. Read more …

Sheep + Pig: A weird, weird animal
Strange animals being bred at English zoo. Read more...

Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey, dead at 101
Biologist Frances Kelsey, "America’s most admired civil servant," died yesterday (Aug. 7, 2015). Read more …

Ebola virus: An Achilles' heel?
An international team has identified the molecular "lock" that the deadly Ebola virus must pick to gain entry to cells. Read more …

A molecule-making machine
New invention by University of Illinois chemists is like a 3-D printer at the molecular level Read more …

Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) and human origins
Analysis of mtDNA-related data suggests humans are derived from an ancient cross involving a female chimpanzee. Read more …

Jaggermeryx
New anthracothere commemorates a rock star's lips. Read more …

Largest bird that ever flew?
Paleontologists have identified the fossilized remains of what could be the biggest flying bird ever found. Read more …

Remarkable University of Pittsburgh study
Pig extract used to regenerate human muscle. Read more …

A dog-cow hybrid?
That's impossible. Right? No? Maybe? Read more …

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Human origins
Are humans hybrids? Many facts suggest the answer is yes. Read more …

Lou Gehrig's Disease: A cure?
A study led by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researchers has revealed how ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) is transmitted from cell to cell, and suggests the spread of the disease can be blocked. Read more …

Plaque: A microbial Pompeii
An international team of researchers have discovered a 'microbial Pompeii' preserved on the teeth of thousand-year-old skeletons. Read more …

Biology Current Events for kids:


What do elephants eat?
Read about the foods elephants eat. Read more …

Giraffe habitat — Where giraffes live. Read more …

About zebras — Zebra habitat and distribution. Read more …

Where lions live — Lion habitat and distribution. Read more …

The foods kangaroos eat — About kangaroo diet. Read more …

Snake food — What snakes eat and how they eat it. Read more …

Cheetahs — About the fastest land animal.
Where they live >> What they eat >>

Deer diet — About the things deer eat. Read more …

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Golden Poison Frog
The most poisonous vertebrate known. Read more …

Widow spiders: Most fatalities worldwide
Widow spiders are so widespread that they kill more people than do spiders of any other kind. Read more …

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