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Dinosaur-Era Fossil Shows Birds' Feathers Evolved Before Flight

An ancient bird ancestor from the dinosaur era sported feathers, but couldn't fly.<p>A beautifully preserved fossil <i>Archaeopteryx</i>, a famed flightless bird from the age of the dinosaurs, adds to the evidence that feathers evolved well ahead of the ability to fly.<p>Long seen as one of the first birds,</i> …

Newly Discovered Wasp Literally Has Skeletons in Its Closet

A newly discovered wasp has been keeping a gruesome secret: It stuffs ant corpses into the walls of its home.<p>As far as scientists know, the behavior is unique in the animal kingdom. The new creature has been named <i>Deuteragenia ossarium</i>, or the "bone-house wasp," after the historical ossuaries piled …

Zoology

Behind the Moving Image: The Cinematography of Gravity

White HouseTrump Fires Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin, Replacing Him With Admiral Ronny Jackson<p>MilitaryThe Idea of Drone Warfare Is Older …

Kiev on Edge After Russia OKs Putin's Military Intervention Plan

Kiev was on edge Saturday after Russian parliament’s upper house unanimously approved President Vladimir Putin’s request for a military intervention in Ukraine, according to a Kremlin statement.<p>The approval came within two hours of Putin appealing to parliament, saying the move is needed to protect …

Russia