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.
Group Tracks Cougar Population in Midwest
October 25, 2005 12:00 AM - Jim Suhr, Associated Press
Kenny Tharp was hunting deer near the Mississippi River last season when he spotted something curled beneath a pine tree that he just couldn't believe: the body of a 98-pound cougar.
Dutch Windmills at Risk from Climate Change
October 21, 2005 12:00 AM - Anna Mudeva, Reuters
Windmills, one of the Netherlands' trademarks, may go idle because of less wind as a result of climate change, Dutch scientists predict.