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Biology Current Events is our news page about recent discoveries in biology. It offers 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
Just added 7 new photos to the cow-human hybrids page. Read more…

Another sign of global warming
Late-summer water temperatures near the Florida Keys are warmer by nearly 2 degrees. Read more…

The Great Hurricane of 1900
Sept. 8: The anniversary of the greatest natural disaster in American history. Read more…

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

University of Pittsburgh study: Pig extract used to regenerate human muscle
Damaged leg muscles grew stronger and showed signs of regeneration in three out of five men whose old injuries were surgically implanted with extracellular matrix (ECM) derived from pig bladder, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Read more …

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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 …

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3D x-ray film: Rapid movements in real time
Scientists have developed a new technique that records 3D X-ray films showing the internal movements of organisms on a tiny precise scale.
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New hope against glioblastoma: Anti-psychotic medications
Researchers have discovered FDA-approved anti-psychotic drugs have tumor-killing activity against the most aggressive form of primary brain cancer, glioblastoma. 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.
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Sea turtles: Legal harvest tops 42,000 a year
A new study has found that 42 countries or territories around the world permit the harvest of sea turtles – and estimates that more than 42,000 turtles are caught each year by these fisheries. Read more …

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Acid-resistant coral
Marine scientists working on the coral reefs of Palau have made two unexpected discoveries that could provide insight into corals' resistance and resilience to ocean acidification. Read more …

Humpback whales: Overlapping with humans
Tracking study charts humpback whale movements and identifies overlap with offshore ocean industries. Read more …

A virtual tour of Lascaux
You can now view the many prehistoric and beautiful paintings of Lascaux Cave and never get out of your chair. Read more …

A new predator expanding its range
The coywolf, also known as the Red Wolf or Eastern Coyote, is more aggressive than a coyote and more adaptable than a wolf. And now it's moving into big eastern cities like Toronto and New York. Read more …


More Biology Current Events

(older articles):
New digital camera: A bug's-eye view
Oetzi the Iceman: Bad Teeth
Eocypselus rowei: News from an old bird
Liaoconodon hui
King Richard III found at last
Parasitoid wasps
Cultural evolution: Changing birdsong
Green batteries from a plant
New DNA vaccine technology
To be a worker bee or not to be
A golden rule: New technique for fossils
UK butterflies threatened
E4-ORF3: New cancer therapy?



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 >>

More from Biology Current Events:

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 …

What is a biologist?

Read about what biologists are and what they do. Read more …

Biology topics
Read about the various fields of biology. Read more …

Old but funny:

Reefer Madness - Not!
Study says pot won't drive you nuts. Read more …

Darwin Jokes
Though many people wouldn't expect it, Darwin could be a funny guy. Some examples of Charles Darwin's not always gentle sense of humor. Read more …



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