Go back 30,000 years and picture an island somewhere in the Indian Ocean. Deep in its tropical forests we find a small group of early humans, tool-making, cave dwelling, social people who live on fruits, fish and occasionally meat.
The striped bass is in trouble again.During the 1980s, wildlife managers said these big, full-bodied fish — favorites of anglers along the East Coast — were overfished. So they laid down severe catch limits.
"A new species of giant crayfish [has] literally crawled out from under a rock in Tennessee, proving that large new species of animals can be found in highly populated and well-explored places," Reuters reports.Researchers Christopher Taylor and Guenter Schuster reveal the discovery in the latest
Here's a neat genetic trick: Make a chicken that can get the flu, but can't pass it on to other birds -- or, presumably, to the humans who take care of them.British researchers have done it.The British team, with the support of a big poultry breeder and government funding, inserted a gene into c
Many folks tune in to the Golden Globes for clues about which stars will scoop up Oscars. But there are other winners too – like Claire Danes, for her portrayal of Temple Grandin in an HBO biopic. Grandin is a research scientist with a gift for working with animals.