Image of the Day: Bear Bones
Image of the Day: Bear Bones
Modern brown bears carry DNA from extinct cave bears that lived during the Ice Age.
Image of the Day: Bear Bones
Image of the Day: Bear Bones

Modern brown bears carry DNA from extinct cave bears that lived during the Ice Age.

Modern brown bears carry DNA from extinct cave bears that lived during the Ice Age.

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Hibernation Helpers
Hibernation Helpers
Catherine Offord | Feb 8, 2016
Gut microbes may help regulate the metabolic changes a bear experiences before and during hibernation, scientists show.
“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?
“Yeti” Just a Himalayan Bear?
Jenny Rood | Mar 17, 2015
Latest analysis suggests the yeti is a known bear species, not the new, hybrid species suggested by a previous study.
How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay
How Bulgy Bears Keep Diabetes at Bay
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 8, 2014
A genetic switch in hibernating bears keeps the animals from becoming insulin-resistant. 
The Polar Bear’s Prehistoric Past
Ed Yong | Jul 23, 2012
Genomic analyses reveal that the polar bear evolved between 4 and 5 million years ago, far earlier than previous studies had estimated.