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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 …

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 …

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.

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

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