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This small molecule could hold the key to promising HIV treatments

1 week ago from Science Daily

New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment.

Iggy Azalea 'single' after DeAndre Hopkins dating rumors

1 week ago from UPI

Iggy Azalea updated her relationship status after confirming her romance with Houston Texans player DeAndre Hopkins.

Grieving orca still carrying her dead calf more than two weeks later

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

The calf died July 24 and images of the mother carrying her newborn have struck the hearts of people worldwide

UF/IFAS Experts Explore Multiple Strategies to Control New Palm Disease

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

In addition to antibiotic injections, scientists are trying to find the insect that transmits lethal bronzing to the trees. Bahder and his research team have been surveying symptomatic palms for...

This small molecule could hold the key to promising HIV treatments

1 week ago from Science Blog

New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment. The study, authored by a multi-institutional team led...

A diverse diet may not be the healthiest one

1 week ago from Science Blog

Encouraging people to eat a wide variety of foods to ensure they meet all their dietary needs may backfire, according to a new scientific statement from the American Heart Association...

Watch: Cougar makes late-night visit to California home

1 week ago from UPI

A California resident's home security cameras alerted him to the presence of an unusual late-night visitor -- a mountain lion at the door.

Team that claimed to have fixed gene mutation in human embryo offers new evidence; others still not convinced

1 week ago from Physorg

The team of researchers who last year published a paper claiming to have genetically repaired a mutation in an embryo has published another paper offering more evidence of their success...

Why house sparrows lay both big and small eggs

1 week ago from Physorg

Why does the egg size of house sparrows vary so much? Isn't it always an advantage to be big?

Canada not ready to treat endangered young killer whale under U.S. plan

The health of a malnourished young killer whale has made headlines for days, but no one has applied to carry out a U.S. plan to medicate her in Canadian waters,...

Weird, 570-Million-Year-Old 'Leaf' Fossil Is Actually from an Animal

1 week ago from Live Science

No it's not a leaf or a long-lost kingdom of life. It's a funny, leaf-like animal.

Researchers use 'biological passport' to monitor Earth's largest fish

1 week ago from Physorg

Whale sharks, the world's largest fish, roam less than previously thought. Local and regional actions are vital for the conservation of this globally endangered species moving forward, according to a...

For the first time, scientists put extinct mammals on the map

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers from Aarhus University and University of Gothenburg have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species—nearly 6,000...

To stop mosquitoes, target their young

1 week ago from Physorg

Bacterial larvicide, not standard insecticides, are the best solution for mosquito control, according to new research by Florida International University biologist Philip Stoddard.

Bryan Cranston will return to Broadway in 'Network' adaptation

1 week ago from UPI

Bryan Cranston will return to Broadway this fall with the lead role in {i:Network}, the stage adaptation of the Oscar-winning 1976 film.

NFL Notebook: 49ers will honor Clark with statue

1 week ago from UPI

The San Francisco 49ers will honor the memory of former wide receiver Dwight Clark in a variety of ways this season, the team announced on Wednesday.

Cleaned pollen shells ready for drug delivery

1 week ago from C&EN

A modified protocol can remove proteins and other allergenic material from pollen grains

Sexy Sea Worms Light Up Bermuda in One-of-a-Kind Mating Ritual

1 week ago from Live Science

There's a bioluminescent marine worm party off Bermuda, and everyone's invited.

For the first time, scientists are putting extinct mammals on the map

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers have produced the most comprehensive family tree and atlas of mammals to date, connecting all living and recently extinct mammal species (nearly 6,000 in total) and overturning many previous...

Study illuminates genes behind beautiful 'glow' of Bermuda fireworms

1 week ago from Science Daily

A new study looks at the genes behind an incredible, luminous seasonal mating display produced by swarms of bioluminescent marine Bermuda fireworms. The new research confirms that the enzymes responsible...

Research reveals effective method to control algae growth on Hawaiian coral reefs

1 week ago from Physorg

Researchers with the State of Hawai'i Division of Aquatic Resources (DAR) and the Hawai'i Institute of Marine Biology (HIMB) at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa found a management approach...

Alan Rabinowitz, Conservationist of Wild Cats, Dies at 64

1 week ago from NY Times Science

Mr. Rabinowitz made it his life’s mission to preserve lions, tigers, leopards and cheetahs after childhood encounters with a jaguar at the Bronx Zoo

Researchers say CRISPR edits to a human embryo worked. But critics still doubt it

1 week ago from Sciencenews.org

Researchers say that they have confirmed CRISPR/Cas9 edits of a heart disease–causing version of a gene, but critics still have doubts.

Hotter Temperatures Extend Growing Season for Peatland Plants

1 week ago from Newswise - Scinews

A study in Nature revealed that turning up the heat accelerates spring greening in vegetation and delays fall color change. The research team measured plant greenness over three years at...

Expedition hopes to solve mysteries about great white sharks

1 week ago from CBSNews - Science

Researchers will soon head to Nova Scotia. They believe the area is home to a second mating site for Atlantic white sharks

Molly the marmot gives birth to 6 pups, raising hopes for endangered Vancouver Island species

Although the species isn't out of the woods yet, the team at the Vancouver Island Marmot Recovery Foundation in Nanaimo can't hide their joy at news of the litter.

Cancer cell lines evolve in ways that affect how they respond to drugs

1 week ago from Harvard Science

Cell lines form the backbone of cancer research. These individual groups of cells, typically collected from patients’ tumor samples and cultured to grow indefinitely in the laboratory, enable everything from basic genetic research...

Scientists develop a way to monitor cellular decision making

1 week ago from Physorg

The healthy function, or disease-fueling dysfunction, of any given organ stems from the behavior, or misbehavior, of the individual cells that make up that organ.