Creepy crawly cockroach ancestor revealed in new 3-D model

(PhysOrg.com) -- An early ancestor of the cockroach that lived around 300 million years ago is unveiled in unprecedented detail in a new three-dimensional 'virtual fossil' model, in research published today in the journal ...

Illegal trade in whale meat points to Japan: DNA study

An international team of Oregon State University scientists, documentary filmmakers and environmental advocates has uncovered an apparent illegal trade in whalemeat, linking whales killed in Japan's controversial scientific ...

Obama revives capsule from canceled moon program

(AP) -- President Barack Obama is reviving the NASA crew capsule concept that he had canceled with the rest of the moon program earlier this year, in a move that will mean more jobs and less reliance on the Russians, officials ...

Cluster takes first look at acceleration processes driving aurora

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using the Cluster spacecraft, scientists from University College London (UCL) have made the first direct observations of charged particles that lead to some of the brightest aurora. Dr Colin Forsyth presented ...

Toward more efficient wireless power delivery

In 2007, MIT researchers announced that they had discovered a novel way of transmitting electricity without the use of wires. Now, the researchers have demonstrated that the system?s efficiency at transmitting energy improves ...

Watery, rocky planets may be common in the Milky Way

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of astronomers have discovered compelling evidence that rocky planets are commonplace in our Galaxy. Leicester University scientist and lead researcher Dr Jay Farihi surveyed white dwarfs, ...

The Shocking Size of Comet McNaught

(PhysOrg.com) -- British scientists have identified a new candidate for the biggest comet measured to date. Dr Geraint Jones of UCL's Mullard Space Science Laboratory presented the results at the RAS National Astronomy Meeting ...

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