“While this is the depths of winter in most of Canada and only the hardiest birds brave the cold, understanding of trends in the distribution and abundance at this time of year is important as well,” said Dr. George Finney, president of Bird Studies
A previously uncontacted tribe has been found in Amazon jungle, with aerial photographs giving a glimpse of people who've had no known contact with anyone except their tribal neighbors.
The fossilized skull of a gigantic sea monster that attacked and ate whales was unearthed in an ancient seabed along the arid wilderness of the Peruvian coast. The remains of the incredible creature are so huge, researchers have dubbed it "the Levia
What are ghosts? Are they nocturnal specters that drift above the floors of drafty castles? Or as Scrooge asserted, spirits are nothing more than a bit of undigested cheese? Many researchers over the years have asked this question of themselves and o
Up to 95 per cent of all marine species and 70 per cent of land vertebrates became extinct during this Permian-Triassic period. The Great Dying also caused the only known mass extinction of insects. A University of Calgary team that worked in Cana
Henize 2-10 is pretty dinky, only about 3000 light years across — the Milky Way is 100,000 for comparison. It’s about 30 million light years away, which is kinda sorta close by, at least close enough to get a decent look at it. Now, we know that big
Taking this information to the lab, the Tel Aviv University team studied weather conditions like temperature, humidity and solar radiation to determine if and how these factors also affected the hornet's behavior, but found that UVB radiation alone
According to "Ria Novosti" in a Jan. 26, 2011 story, Russian astronomers have predicted that an asteroid may impact Earth on Friday, April 13, 2036. But first, the asteroid named "Apophis" will transit within 37,000 to 38,000 kilometers (about
An influx of invasive species can stop the dominant natural process of new species formation and trigger mass extinction events, according to research results published today in the journal PLoS ONE. The study of the collapse of Earth's marine li
While many teenagers are content to sit at home playing computer games, this one has set his sights on something a little more ambitious. Eric Jacqmain, from Indiana in the US, covered an ordinary fibreglass satellite dish with 5,800 tiny mirror t
"The inability to grow blood-vessel networks -- or vasculature -- in lab-grown tissues is the leading problem in regenerative medicine today," said lead co-author Jennifer West, department chair and the Isabel C. Cameron Professor of Bioengineering
Historical and geological records reveal that the Sun has remained relatively stable for the past 250 years, with the total solar irradiance (TSI) fluctuating by less than 1% over the roughly 11-year solar cycle. And since the first space-based radio
The solar sphere as observed by STEREO and the Solar Dynamics Observatory on January 31, 2011. Because the STEREO separation was still slightly less than 180o at that time, a narrow gap on the far side of the Sun has been interpolated to simulate t
This sun halo image was taken in Stockholm, Sweden, with the sun in the centre while two bright sundogs glow prominently from the left and the right. Also visible is a bright 22 degree halo - as well as the rarer and much fainter 46 degree halo -
Humans: Free thinkers or sheep? It's sunny outside but I tell you that it's not and you concur. A picture's background is red but I tell you that it is green, and again you agree. Is it that I am actually right, or that you are easily led to
s a language that would twist the tongue of even the most sophisticated linguist. Prairie dogs talk to each other and can describe what different human beings look like, according to scientists. The species - only found in North America - call ou
This winter, the Air Force is set to deploy to Afghanistan what it says is a revolutionary airborne surveillance system called Gorgon Stare, which will be able to transmit live video images of physical movement across an entire town.
The simmering volcano has produced major eruptions—each a thousand times more powerful than Mount St. Helens's 1980 eruption—three times in the past 2.1 million years. Yellowstone's caldera, which covers a 25- by 37-mile (40- by 60-kilometer) swa
Two separate researcher teams at the University of Birmingham and MIT have made breakthroughs in the quest to achieve workable invisibility by using a material called calcite, a common crystallized type of calcium carbonate found in most seashells.
The wings of the flies and wasps are transparent, but they reflect about 20 percent of the light that hits them, the researchers found. It's this light that creates the shining patterns, just like a thin film of soap or oil on water creates a rainbo
Following the devastating impact of a miles wide asteroid with the Earth 65 million years ago the race of dinosaurs went extinct, right? Not so, says a research team at the University of Alberta, Canada. The team used a new 'direct-dating' analysis
Superstreets are thoroughfares where the left-hand turns from side streets are re-routed, as is traffic from side streets that needs to cross the thoroughfare. In both instances, drivers are first required to make a right turn and then make a U-turn
Most people grew up being taught that the mighty race of dinosaurs went extinct about 65 million years ago. But it's not true; dinosaurs still walk the Earth. No, it isn't a T-Rex. but it is one of the oldest living creatures on Earth. A dinosaur t
Plasmas are hideously non-linear and difficult to model. We still don't know exactly how burning plasmas will behave in fusion reactors. Such models, being horribly non-linear and massively computer intensive, and can always be improved. Sure, the p
Glass stronger and tougher than steel? A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers with the U.S. Department of
(NaturalNews) Observing the various realms of science, medicine, experts and world events, I've come to the conclusion that our modern definition of "intelligence" (IQ) is seriously lacking. The label of "high IQ" is typically assigned to those
Grim astronomers in Russia have recalculated the trajectory of the ominous asteroid Apophis and now predict it will slam into Earth on April 13, 2036. An asteroid struck the Yucatan basin 65 million years ago wiping out the dinosaurs, changing the cl
An annular eclipse occurs when the moon is slightly farther from Earth than usual and appears slightly smaller. When it moves between the Earth and sun, it covers the center of the sun, leaving a bright, fiery ring, or annulus, at the edge.
Researchers have come across an odd phenomenon while studying the properties of quantum physics. Again and again experiments have shown that two linked particles seem to be entangled and what happens to one happens to the other. What can possibly tie
MISSOULA, Mont. — The flying abilities of even the most prosaic bird put airplane maneuvers to shame, and experts here at the University of Montana Flight Laboratory are cognizant of that every day. “Birds can do some pretty spectacular things,” s