Crows show advanced learning abilities
New Caledonian crows have, in the past, distinguished themselves with their advanced tool using abilities. A team of researchers from the University of Auckland and the University of Cambridge have now shown ...
Erosion of traditional 'taboos' threatens Madagascar's lemurs
Madagascar is world famous for its unique animals, many of which are protected by law, but recent research has demonstrated that illegal hunting of these protected species may be widespread and pose an urgent threat the country's ...
Controversy over Triceratops identity continues
Despite their extinction millions of years ago, Triceratops continue to incite controversy. In the latest chapter, researchers present further evidence that three genera thought at one time or another to be distinct ...
Worker ants paralyze and kill termites from afar
Worker ants from a particular species of African ants have potent venom that can paralyze and kill termites from a distance, according to a study published Dec. 14 in the online journal PLoS ONE.
Dinosaurs with killer claws yield new theory about flight
(PhysOrg.com) -- New research from Montana State University's Museum of the Rockies has revealed how dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Deinonychus used their famous killer claws, leading to a new hypothesis on ...
Tagged buys hi5 in Facebook challenge
Tagged on Wednesday bought fellow online community hi5 in a move aimed at creating a Facebook rival.
Watches that compute are the next small thing in technology
The watch may be making a comeback - and it will do much more than just tell time.
Georgia Tech identifies coming media megatrends in FutureMedia Outlook 2012
The coming years will bring increased personalization, innovation and flexibility in the media landscape, according to the Georgia Institute of Technology. These findings were announced in today's release of the FutureMedia ...
New Intel unit focused on tablets, smartphones
Intel on Wednesday formed a new unit devoted to making chips for smartphones and tablets that have become must-have gadgets in a post personal computer age.
Scientists examine toxicity of medicinal plants in Peru
Many developing countries rely on traditional medicine as an accessible and affordable treatment option for human maladies. However, until now, scientific data has not existed to evaluate the potential toxicity of medicinal ...
Elemental 'cookbook' guides efficient thermoelectric combinations
A repository developed by Duke University engineers that they call a "materials genome" will allow scientists to stop using trail-and-error methods for combining electricity-producing materials called "thermoelectrics."
Journalists allowed to use Twitter in English courts
Reporters can now use Twitter, text messages and email in courtrooms in England and Wales without needing to ask permission, the head of the judiciary said Wednesday.
Russia needs 'China-style' web controls: official
Russia needs Chinese-style government regulation of the Internet, a top official said Wednesday, after election protesters organised nationwide rallies through social networking sites.
'Green routing' can cut car emissions without significantly slowing travel time
The path of least emissions may not always be the fastest way to drive somewhere. But according to new research from the University at Buffalo, it's possible for drivers to cut their tailpipe emissions without significantly ...