Biology in the News

The New York Times

Rabies Kills Tens of Thousands Yearly. Vaccinating Dogs Could Stop It.

Sometimes the interests of humans and animals are the same, but humans have to save the animals first.

LightSail 2 Unfurls Sails, Next Step Toward Space Travel on Solar Winds

The Planetary Society deployed LightSail 2, aiming to further demonstrate the potential of solar sailing for space travel.

Were U.S. Diplomats Attacked in Cuba? Brain Study Deepens Mystery

“Something happened to the brain” of diplomats who reported odd ailments, brain-imaging study suggests. But the cause is still unclear.

Your Data Were ‘Anonymized’? These Scientists Can Still Identify You

Computer scientists have developed an algorithm that can pick out almost any American in databases supposedly stripped of personal information.

Even Unhatched, Birds Exchange Survival Skills

Eggs vibrate in response to parental alarm calls, then pass on the warning to nearby eggs.

Science Daily

Algae living inside fungi: How land plants first evolved

New research presents evidence that algae could have piggybacked on fungi to leave the water and to colonize the land, over 500 million years ago.

What motivates people to join -- and stick with -- citizen science projects?

After more than 20 years, the UW's Coastal Observation and Seabird Survey Team, or COASST, is itself the subject of scientific study. Social scientists are studying the program's success to extract lessons for all citizen science efforts.

How to restore a coral reef

New guidelines drafted by a consortium of concerned experts could enable corals to adapt to changing environments and help restore declining populations in the Caribbean. The guidelines provide a definitive plan for collecting, raising, and replanting corals that maximizes their potential for adaptation.

Wavelength-encoded laser particles for massively multiplexed cell tagging

Researchers describe a new class of biocompatible probes, laser particles that can be inserted inside living cells.

Climate changes faster than animals adapt

Although animals do commonly respond to climate change, such responses are in general insufficient to cope with the rapid pace of rising temperatures and sometimes go in wrong directions.