Climate Change Could Spread Plague, Scientists Believe
November 15, 2005 12:00 AM - James Kilner, Reuters
Warmer, wetter weather brought on by global warming could increase outbreaks of the plague, which has killed millions down the ages and wiped out one third of Europe's population in the 14th century, academics said.
Global Warming Moved Plants Northward
November 11, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
An increase in the planet's temperature 55 million years ago prompted major shifts in plant distribution, researchers reported Thursday.
Genetic Change Makes Mice Thinner
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
In a discovery with implications for fighting obesity in humans, Canadian scientists have discovered a molecular switch in specially bred laboratory mice that makes the animals skinnier than their normal brethren.
Water Vapor May Be Biggest Contributor to Higher Global Temperatures, Researcher Says
November 10, 2005 12:00 AM - Bradley S. Klapper, Associated Press
An unexpected greenhouse gas -- water vapor -- may be the biggest factor contributing to higher global air temperatures, a Swiss researcher said Wednesday.
Kerry Says Science Under Attack by Right-Wing Ideologues
November 7, 2005 12:00 AM - Glen Johnson, Associated Press
Democratic Sen. John Kerry said Friday that science is under attack by right-wing ideologues and the Bush administration, citing their "rigid refusal to listen to what the Earth is trying to tell us."
Researchers To Study Urban Coyotes
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Associated Press
State and university researchers plan a detailed study on urban neighborhoods that have become hot spots for coyotes. Coyotes, which have been setting up dens in the bushes of two neighborhoods here, will be captured and radio-collared by the Arizona Game and Fish Department and University of Arizona researchers.
Study Reveals Mice Sing in the Presence of Mates
November 2, 2005 12:00 AM - Cheryl Wittenauer, Associated Press
Songbirds may be the Sinatras of the animal world, but male mice can carry a tune too, say Washington University researchers who were surprised by what they heard.
Scientists Try to Explain Crash of Delta
November 1, 2005 12:00 AM - Don Thompson, Associated Press
Biologists aboard the research vessel Scrutiny sounded the alarm a year ago when their nets came up with the fewest young striped bass and delta smelt since annual surveys began in 1959.
Missouri Team Mounts Tiny Cameras Atop Deer
October 31, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Salter, Associated Press
Between hunters and cars, the fall is a hard time for deer. Now, a University of Missouri researcher is gaining insight into the world of the graceful animal through tiny cameras mounted on their heads.
Scientists Draft Blueprint To Protect World Oceans
October 26, 2005 12:00 AM - Michael Byrnes, Reuters
International scientists are mapping out a plan for a network of marine parks to save the world's oceans from fish stock depletion and growing pollution.