James A. Foley
Liberia is Home to World's Second Largest Chimpanzee Population, Study Reveals
Liberia has one of the world's largest populations of Western chimpanzees, according to a new study by the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology. However, the primates may become increasingly threatened as deforestation occurs throughout the nation.
Fox News, CNN, MSBNC Get Graded on Climate Science Coverage
US cable news channels are regularly subject to ridicule, but a new study offers a bit of validation for doing so. An analysis of three major US cable news networks' climate science coverage revealed that misleading or inaccurate climate information is being spread by all of them, with Fox News being the biggest offender.
Scientists Regenerate Living Organ for First Time
By manipulating protein-producing cells, scientists have successfully regenerated a living organ for the first time, according to the University of Edinburgh.
Safari Club International Asks US to Rescind its Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies
Hunting advocacy group Safari Club International says it is "shocked" by the US Fish and Wildlife Service's temporary ban on importing elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Tanzania and is calling for it to be rescinded.
Surprising Genetic Similarity of Balkan Turtles Suggests They are Very Good Swimmers
Wide geographical barriers would, seemingly, prevent a small animal like the Balkan pond turtle from becoming a widely distributed animal. But new research into the freshwater turtles, formally known as Mauremys rivulata, reveals that despite geophysical barriers, the turtles are remarkably genetically similar throughout their distribution range.
Humans May be Born With Innate Ability to Recognize Which Sounds are Words
New linguistic research suggests that humans are born with basic fundamental knowledge about languages, such as which types of sound are meant to be words.
California's 'Blackfish' Bill Tabled, SeaWorld to Keep Orcas for Now
California lawmakers tabled a bill Tuesday that would have banned keeping killer whales (orca) in captivity, specifically at SeaWorld's San Diego park location.
Rare Footage of Oarfish Swimming in Shallow Water Captured in Mexico [VIDEO]
Video footage taken by a group of tourists kayaking in shallow water off the Baja, Mexico coast offers a rare look at the elusive oarfish.
Songbirds' Method of Learning Tunes Could Yield Better Understanding of Human Diseases
A new study into how songbirds learn to sing could help scientists understand more about Parkinson's disease.
Sneezes and Coughs Travels Farther than we Thought [VIDEO]
Spring is upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, and for many people the season comes with an onslaught of sniffles and sneezes brought on by allergies. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are advising potential allergy sufferers to be sure to cover their mouths well when sneezing, as new research indicates unbarricaded sneezes (and coughs, too) travel much farther than previously believed.
Curious Streak of Light Photographed on Mars is Probably a 'Cosmic Ray Hit'
A curious streak of light that appears to be emitted from the surface of Mars has caused a world of speculation, with some claiming it's a sign of life on Mars, and others suggesting the flare is merely a photographic glitch on one of NASA's Curiosity Mars rover's cameras.
Timing of Catch-and-Release Fishing Could Threaten Largemouth Bass Nests
In lakes with largemouth bass populations, absence of an adult male bass can spell doom for a brood of young fish, according to new research.
Hotter, Drier Days Spell Future Habitat Loss for Reptiles and Birds in US Southwest
Amid climate change in the US Southwest region, the desert tortoise may fare well, but most other reptile, as well as bird, species living in the area will face a dramatic loss of livable habitat, according to new research.
US Issues Temporary Ban of Elephant Trophy Imports from Zimbabwe and Tanzania
Game hunters who've taken elephants as trophies in Tanzania and Zimbabwe are banned from importing any of the animals into the US, according to new ruling by the US Fish and Wildlife Service.
New Volcanic Island Consumes Nearby Island off Japan Coast [VIDEO]
An underwater volcano off the coast of Japan that erupted with enough force to create an new island last year continues to rupture. The new, and growing, volcanic island has now essentially "eaten" a nearby island, and the eruption is showing no signs of abating, according to NASA's Earth Observatory.