No one knows what happened to Amelia Earhart when she disappeared 73 years ago flying around the equator — the theories range from her crashing into the Pacific to being executed by the Japanese for being a spy. But now, some bones found on the uninhabited Pacific atoll of Nikumaroro suggest that she and her navigator Fred Noonan crashed there, died as castaways, and were eaten by crabs, says the Guardian's Chris McGreal.

To read the full story....

Register for Free.

...and receive Daily News bulletins.

Already have an account?
Login Now.

York University researchers find genomic evidence of inbreeding in the yellow-banded bumblebee, according to Reuters.

In its survey of US adults, the Pew Research Center finds that views on the genetic engineering of animals depend on why it's done.

The Scientist reports agricultural researchers are working on a gene-stacking tool.

In Nature this week: statistical method for overcoming case-control imbalance issues, and more.