Ancient Birds Flew On All-Fours

The earliest known ancestor of modern-day birds took to the skies by gliding from trees using primitive feathered wings on their arms and legs, according to new research by a University of Calgary paleontologist. In a paper ...

Feds failing to fix the Everglades

The National Research Council has issued a U.S. Congress-mandated report that criticizes the $10.9 billion campaign to restore Florida's Everglades.

Spirit Activates New Software

Following some dramatic scrambling by rover handlers to command both Mars Exploration Rovers to switch to new flight software during a bit of a traffic jam at the Red Planet, Spirit successfully woke up and began operating ...

Dinosaur species innocent of cannibalism

A U.S. paleontology student is being credited with discrediting a theory that the dinosaur species Coelophysis bauri practiced cannibalism.

HiRISE Camera Will Take First Close-Up Pictures of Mars Sept. 29

The most powerful camera ever to orbit Mars will get its first close look at the Red Planet on Friday. The High-Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera flying aboard NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) ...

Researchers to Boost 'Smart Tag' Security

Johns Hopkins researchers will take part in a new multi-institution project to improve the security of "smart tags," the wireless devices that allow drivers to zip through automatic tollbooths and let workers enter a secured ...

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