science

Forest lizards genetically morph to survive life in the city

The Associated Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - U.S. scientists in Puerto Rico have found that forest-dwelling lizards have genetically morphed to survive life in the city. The study focused on the Puerto Rican crested anole, a small brown…

Closest known black hole to Earth spotted by astronomers

The Associated Press CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - Astronomers have discovered the closest known black hole to Earth, located a mere 1,600 light-years away. Scientists reported Friday that this black hole is 10 times more massive than our sun and…

Scientists grow human brain cells in rats to study diseases

Scientists at Stanford University have transplanted human brain cells into the brains of baby rats, where they grew and formed connections. It’s part of an effort to better study human brain development and diseases affecting this most complex of organs,…