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Recent Biology Articles is a 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.

Will a wild pig uproot the Tree of Life?
A recent story in the Los Angeles Review of Books by longtime science journalist Greg Critser examines the hybrid theory of human origins. Read more…

Rapid 'Ōhi'a Death
A new fungal plague is wiping out entire forests in Hawaii. Read more…

Ancient biowarfare?
A new study suggests modern humans infected Neanderthals with diseases carried out of Africa. Read more…

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

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Baldness cure?
A Columbia University study says enzyme block triggered hair growth. Read more …


Gastrointestinal cancer
A new large-scale study shows that aspirin doubles the survival rate in patients with GI cancer. Read more …

Bottled water
Think before you drink! Read more …

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Three rare Javan rhinos born
Three Javan rhino babies have been born in an Indonesian national park this year. Read more…

Growing a better Vidalia onion. Read more …

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

Galapagos Tortoise Hatchling

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

How will climate change impact leaf fall?
USGS scientists are studying how autumn leaf fall may be impacted by climate change. 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 …

Woman undergoes uterus transplant, has baby
A Swedish woman is the first in the world to successfully deliver a child from a transplanted uterus. Read more …

California bans plastic bags
Score one for the environment: California has banned single-use bags, the kind given out in grocery stores. Read more...

Global warming hits Australia
Climate detectives reveal handprint of human caused climate change. Read more...

New anthracothere commemorates a rock star's lips.

Perfect focus through thick layers: Better vision for medicine?
In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, published today in the Optical Society's new journal Optica, a team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings. Read more…

A dog-cow hybrid?
That's impossible. Right? No? Maybe? Full article >>

Teen elephant mothers
New study says they die younger but have bigger families. Full article >>

Are humans hybrids?
Many facts suggest the answer is yes. Full article >>

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. Full article >>

Palau's reefs: Surprisingly resistant to acid water
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. Full article >>

Labrador Duck: Not extinct after all?
An alleged case of extinction that may actually be a case of mis-identification.
Full article >>

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

Some not-so-recent biology articles (older articles):

Humpback whales: Overlapping with humans
Plaque: A microbial Pompeii
Acid-resistant coral
King Richard III found at last
Green batteries from a plant
A golden rule: New technique for fossils

Recent biology articles for kids:

What do elephants eat?
Read about the foods elephants eat. Full article >>

Giraffe habitat — Where giraffes live. Full article >>

About zebras — Zebra habitat and distribution. Full article >>

Where lions live — Lion habitat and distribution. Full article >>

The foods kangaroos eat — About kangaroo diet. Full article >>

Snake food — What snakes eat and how they eat it. Full article >>

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

More from Recent Biology Articles:

Golden Poison Frog
The most poisonous vertebrate known. Full article >>

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

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