Zach Williams

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Chimpanzees to retire from US government research

<b>The National Institute of Health, the largest funder of medical research in the US, is planning to stop using chimpanzees in laboratory experiments. But where will the chimpanzees go and how will it affect scientific research?</b><p>The head of the National Institute of Health (NIH) said its decision to …

Chimpanzees

Scientists Decode DNA Of 700,000-Year-Old Horse

The oldest sequenced genome will help researchers understand horse evolution.<p>So scientists have decoded the genome of a 700,000-year-old horse. It wasn't enough to figure out exactly what the horse looked like—hair color, for example, will have to wait for further analysis—but it helped the …

Eyebrow-Raising Omission in Republican Principles: Absence of 'Justice'

The Preamble to the Constitution states, as one of the missions of the government it created, to "Establish Justice." Our pledge of allegiance ends with "Liberty <i>and</i> Justice for all."<p>But, justice is notably missing from Republican principles. It animates none of their policies.<p>How many times have we …

Speedy evolution may help sea urchins survive - Futurity

UC SANTA BARBARA (US) — Rapid adaptation could be sea urchins’ primary weapon against acidification …

Zoology

iPhone Phablet on the way? Apple is exploring bigger iPhones with up to 5.7″ screens

While we’ve been hearing quite a bit about Apple’s plans for a cheaper iPhone over the past few months, the company’s plans to go bigger have been more cloudy.<p>Now it sounds like Apple aims to go into phablet territory, a term for giant smartphones over 5-inches that may as well be tablets. Apple is …

PHOTOS: Utrecht City of Lights

Cities that want to attract visitors on today's ultra-competitive travel market must make it easy for the global travellers to reach them -- which means that excellent road and rail connections are an absolutely vital condition.<p>But sometimes, there's too much of a good thing. Take Utrecht as an …

Healthy Soil Microbes, Healthy People

The microbial community in the ground is as important as the one in our guts.<p>A small pine tree grown in a glass box reveals the level of white, finely branched mycorrhizal threads or "mycelium" that attach to roots and feed the plant. (<i>David Read</i>)<p>We have been hearing a lot recently about a …

Massive Bat Cave Stirs Texas-Size Debate Over Development

The Bracken Bat Cave, just north of San Antonio, is as rural as it gets. You have to drive down a long, 2-mile rocky road to reach it. There's nothing nearby — no lights, no running water. The only thing you hear are the katydids.<p>The cave houses a massive bat colony, as it has for an estimated …

US regulator plans to declare research chimps endangered

The US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) is planning to categorize all US chimpanzees as an endangered species, a change which, if enacted, may spell …