Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
A new report finds the decline in vertebrate abundance over the past four decades is most severe in South and Central America.
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970
Wildlife Populations Have Shrunk by 60 Percent Since 1970

A new report finds the decline in vertebrate abundance over the past four decades is most severe in South and Central America.

A new report finds the decline in vertebrate abundance over the past four decades is most severe in South and Central America.

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Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Fishy Behavior: Prof Allegedly Profited from School Caviar Sales
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 29, 2018
A University of Georgia fisheries researcher, who is head of the school’s program to farm-raise sturgeon and sell their salt-cured eggs, is expected to retire this week.
Salk Institute Cofounder Melvin Cohn Dies
Salk Institute Cofounder Melvin Cohn Dies
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2018
Cohn was a leader in gene regulation and immune system research and left a lasting legacy in La Jolla.
Image of the Day: Cryo Corals
Image of the Day: Cryo Corals
Ashley Yeager | Oct 26, 2018
With the help of gold nanorods and a cryoprotectant, coral larvae are brought back to life after cryopreservation.
Tiger Genome Sequencing Determines There Are Six Subspecies
Tiger Genome Sequencing Determines There Are Six Subspecies
Ashley P. Taylor | Oct 25, 2018
The new finding could aid tiger conservation, with only 4,000 of the big cats remaining.
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
First Vertebrates Evolved in Shallow Water
Kerry Grens | Oct 25, 2018
Fish stuck to coastal habitats for nearly 100 million years after they first appeared.
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Human Birth Canal Varies More Widely than Previously Thought
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 24, 2018
The pelvic bones of women have been shaped more by random evolution than by natural selection, a new study finds.
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Taller People More Prone to Cancer
Abby Olena | Oct 24, 2018
The increased risk is slight, but aligns with a longstanding hypothesis that having more cells in one’s body leads to more chances for those cells to become cancerous.
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
Canine Virus, Parasites Kill 24 Endangered Lions in India
K.V. Venkatasubramanian | Oct 19, 2018
Diseases threaten the pride’s existence and wildlife experts recommend relocating some lions to a sanctuary, but Gujarat state has refused.