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Are Bikes the New Tour Bus?

Many travelers opt for hop-on, hop-off tour buses to get a quick primer on a new place. As silly as it can look, and it does, it’s a useful way to get oriented when you’re visiting a destination for the first time. But there’s an alternative: biking.<p>The world is in the throes of a bike-path …

Did Ancient Climate Change Spur Penguin Evolution?

A new study on the last common ancestor of today's penguins.<p><b>When did the earliest common ancestor of the penguins we know today first waddle the Earth, and why?</b><p><b>The question is surprisingly controversial, and may become more so with a new study suggesting a climate-change connection.</b><p>Possible dates …

Moon Mining Rush Ahead?

A commercial space company wants the U.S. government to give it lunar mining rights.<p><b>The Man Who Sold the Moon? A private space company's chief, Robert Bigelow of Bigelow Aerospace Inc., called for the Federal Aviation Administration to allow property rights for lunar mining, at a Tuesday NASA</b> …