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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.


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 …

Data backs limits on deep-sea fishing by depth
Study provides evidence supporting a clearly defined depth limit for deep-sea fishing in Europe. 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 …

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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…

dog-cow hybrid

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 >>

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. Full article >>

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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 >>

Southern Right Whales: Dying in Argentine Patagonia
Right whales that use Península Valdés, Argentina as a nursery ground have suffered the largest mortality event ever recorded.
Full article >>

New tuberculosis test: Detects resistant strains
A new tuberculosis test has been developed by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators. The portable device provides rapid, accurate diagnosis of tuberculosis and other bacterial infections. Full article >>

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

Dreadnoughtus schrani
Newly discovered dinosaur is largest known. Read more …

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.
Full article >>

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. Full article >>

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

lascaux horse

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. Full article >>

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. Full article >>

More Recent Biology Articles

(older articles):
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
Brown tree snake: Invaders
A golden rule: New technique for fossils
Wearable cameras
E4-ORF3: New cancer therapy?
DNA nanoparticle therapy: Shape matters
Early modern human skull found in Laos
Denisovan genome update
Chimpanzees: Share and share alike?

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 >>

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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.
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Read about what biologists are and what they do. Full article >>

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