- Steady rainfalls may be behind drop in aphid infestations Updated: Jun-02-15 2:25 pm
HARLINGEN, Texas - Researchers suspect steady rains and other factors may be responsible for a drop in a tiny bug's infestation of a grain crop so far this year.
- Michigan explores commercial fishing in southern Lake Huron Updated: Jun-02-15 9:05 am
HARBOR BEACH, Michigan - Michigan plans to study the viability of commercial fishing for whitefish in southern Lake Huron, officials said.
- March of Dimes to announce new research center in Chicago Updated: Jun-02-15 4:11 am
CHICAGO - A leading nonprofit group is bringing together researchers at three medical institutions - including two in Chicago - to focus on how gene functions affect premature birth.
- House passes bill to add 'flexibility' to fishing law Updated: Jun-01-15 7:47 pm
WASHINGTON - Defying a White House veto threat, the Republican-controlled House on Monday approved a bill to give regional fisheries managers more power to set local fishing levels in federal waters.
- Study: California grove's tallest tree is mere 777 years old Updated: Jun-01-15 5:08 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - An analysis found that the tallest redwood tree in Muir Woods in California is 777 years old - not the 1,500 years once assumed.
- Novel government cancer study will test precision medicine Updated: Jun-01-15 12:04 pm
CHICAGO - The federal government is launching a very different kind of cancer study that will assign patients drugs based on what genes drive their tumors rather than the type.
- URI scientists look for tree-killing insects Updated: Jun-01-15 10:49 am
SOUTH KINGSTOWN, Rhode Island - University of Rhode Island entomologists are looking for tree-killing insects they hope they don't find.
- State to survey lake sturgeon population in St. Clair River Updated: May-31-15 4:09 pm
ALGONAC, Michigan - The state will start its annual survey of lake sturgeon in the St. Clair River's North Channel near Algonac this week.
- Mushroom hunters find tasty harvest on the Kenai Peninsula Updated: May-31-15 3:13 pm
KENAI, Alaska - The Central Kenai Peninsula is projected to yield a bountiful harvest of morel mushrooms this season. Mushroom hunters are already on the move, combing through the undergrowth and forest floor.
- Researchers use altered herpes virus to fight skin cancer Updated: May-31-15 2:04 pm
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky - Researchers are using a modified version of the herpes virus to fight the deadliest form of skin cancer, which strikes about 70,000 Americans a year.
- Grasshopper population could decrease in New Mexico Updated: May-31-15 11:22 am
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - The grasshopper population could be decreasing this year. It's the latest data point in a trend that a researcher says has been thrown out of whack by climate change.
- Researchers test, band 2 eaglets at Michigan state park Updated: May-30-15 11:28 am
BANGOR TOWNSHIP, Michigan - Researchers have tested and put identification bands on two eaglets found in a nest at a state park in Bay County.
- Safety practices have improved at pathogen lab, says NAU Updated: May-30-15 11:22 am
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona - A Northern Arizona University spokesman says the school has improved laboratory safety practices after a biology lab there was fined by federal regulators for several violations.
- Judge rejects request to block Ore. county's GMO crop ban Updated: May-29-15 11:46 pm
MEDFORD, Oregon - A federal judge in southern Oregon on Friday rejected a request by two alfalfa farms to block Jackson County's ban on genetically engineered crops.
- Fossils of previously unknown beaver species found in Oregon Updated: May-28-15 7:09 pm
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - A fossilized skull and teeth from a newly described species of beaver that lived 28 million years ago have been unearthed in eastern Oregon.
- Study reveals flaws in gene testing; results often conflict Updated: May-27-15 5:09 pm
The first report from a big public-private project to improve genetic testing reveals it is not as rock solid as many people believe, with flaws that result in some people wrongly advised to worry about a disease risk and others wrongly told they can relax.
- Climate of change: The Catholic church's dance with science Updated: May-27-15 3:09 pm
From Galileo to genetics, the Roman Catholic Church has danced with science, sometimes in a high-tension tango but more often in a supportive waltz. Pope Francis is about to introduce a new twist: global warming.
- AP News in Brief at 9:58 p.m. EDT Updated: May-26-15 11:06 pm
The Latest on weather: Third body pulled from swollen Blanco River; Texas death toll now 13
- Park Service doesn't always profit from sale of public bison Updated: May-26-15 2:17 pm
RAPID CITY, South Dakota - Last fall, hundreds of publicly owned bison went to private owners, but there wasn't always an exchange of money.
- Study peeks into healthy brains to hunt Alzheimer's culprit Updated: May-26-15 1:26 pm
WASHINGTON - Sticky plaque gets the most attention, but now healthy seniors at risk of Alzheimer's are letting scientists peek into their brains to see if another culprit is lurking.
- Study of walleye in Lake Oahe beginning to yield results Updated: May-25-15 5:14 pm
BISMARCK, North Dakota - A four-year study of walleye in Lake Oahe is only halfway done but already is yielding results that should prove valuable to both wildlife officials and anglers.
- Netting of Yellowstone lake trout is a long-term venture Updated: May-25-15 3:28 pm
JACKSON, Wyoming - It will take another 14 years of intensive lake trout killing in Yellowstone Lake in order for native cutthroat trout to be re-established to the level sought by managers, new research predicts.
- Cicadas to emerge in some parts of eastern Nebraska Updated: May-25-15 1:46 pm
LINCOLN, Nebraska - It's that time of the century again in eastern Nebraska, when cicadas emerge and raise their racket of life and love.
- Fewer students study botany, more plant collections closing Updated: May-25-15 1:13 pm
MOUNT IDA, Arkansas - The teeming plant world could become a virtual mystery in the coming decades as college students increasingly shy away from studying botany and universities across the U.S. shutter their long-standing herbaria.
- Hawaii groups plant coconut trees, protest against Monsanto Updated: May-24-15 4:01 am
HONOLULU - Demonstrators planted coconut trees and waved signs in rallies across the Hawaiian Islands as part of an international day of protests against agriculture business Monsanto.