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UN calls for global database of human gene editing research

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LONDON — The World Health Organization issued new recommendations Monday on human genome editing, calling for a global registry to track “any form of...

Bug experts seeking new name for destructive gypsy moths

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Bug experts are dropping the common name of a destructive insect because it's considered an ethnic slur: the gypsy moth. ...

California nixing algae that crowds out food for sea animals

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — For the first time, scientists say they have seen a species of bright green algae growing in the waters off...

Study says hunting, poaching reduce Wisconsin wolf numbers

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — As many as one-third of Wisconsin's gray wolves likely died at the hands of humans in the months after the...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

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Posts mislead on delta variant data CLAIM: Data from the U.K.’s...

Proposal would ban mink farming to stem coronavirus mutation

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COLUMBIA, S.C. — A bipartisan proposal in the U.S. House would ban the farming of mink fur in the United States in an effort...

As the Titanic decays, expedition will monitor deterioration

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The Titanic is disappearing. The iconic ocean liner that was sunk by an iceberg is now slowly succumbing to metal-eating bacteria: holes pervade the...

Another mild algae bloom forecast for Lake Erie this summer

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TOLEDO, Ohio — The toxic blob of algae that turns western Lake Erie a ghastly shade of green each summer and threatens drinking water...

Study nixes life in clouds of Venus, but maybe in Jupiter’s?

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — A new study is throwing cold water on the possibility of life in the clouds of Venus. ...

John McAfee, software pioneer turned fugitive, dead at 75

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John McAfee, the outlandish security software pioneer who tried to live life as a hedonistic outsider while running from a host of legal troubles,...