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Early bird called Dawn beat Archaeopteryx to worm by 10m years

A prehistoric beast the size of a pheasant has become a contender for the title of oldest bird to stalk the Earth.<p>The small, feathered "Dawn" bird …

What causes rainbow colors in clouds?

Iridescent clouds – clouds with rainbow colors – happen when especially tiny water droplets or small ice crystals individually scatter light.<p>Sky …

Soyuz takes new crew to International Space Station

<b>Three new crew members have arrived at the International Space Station (ISS) after launching from Kazakhstan.</b><p>The Soyuz rocket carrying Fyodor Yurchikhin, Karen Nyberg and Luca Parmitano lifted away from the Baikonur Cosmodrome at 02:31 local time on Wednesday (20:31 GMT Tuesday).<p>Russian Yurchikhin …

MicroRNA links inflammation, blood cancer

<b>CALTECH (US) —</b> A new study is the first to offer a detailed molecular connection between chronic inflammation, and bone marrow failure and diseases …

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Plant revived and growing after being frozen in a glacier for hundreds of years

Up in the northern reaches of the Canadian Arctic, researchers have discovered that a category of plants buried by the Teardrop glacier hundreds of years ago is alive and well, despite having been frozen for centuries. Scientists from the University of Alberta found samples of 400-year-old plants …

World Health Organization chief says Middle Eastern virus is 'threat to the entire world'

The head of the World Health Organization is raising the alarm for health officials on an emerging deadly Middle Eastern virus. In her closing speech at the organization's annual international meeting in Switzerland yesterday, WHO Director General Margaret Chan said: "looking at the overall global …

Did Rock Climbing Help Us Start Walking Upright?

A new theory suggests humans became bipedal so that we could scramble up rugged terrain.<p>The story of how humans evolved from knuckle-walking primates to upright bipeds is still a matter of great debate among anthropologists. One of today's leading theories suggests that our forest-dwelling …

Big Pic: Countdown To A Soyuz Rocket Launch

This pictorial tidbit from our friends at NASA shows a Soyuz rocket awaiting launch at the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. The plane in the front of the rocket is a wind vane.<p>Three astronauts from NASA, the European Space Agency and Roscosmos, the Russian Federal Space Agency, are scheduled to …

Top ten new species 2013

This list includes a glow-in-the-dark cockroach, a harp-shaped carnivorous sponge and the smallest vertebrate on Earth.<p>A global committee of …

Researchers build model of human colon and feed it to learn how disease spreads

A researcher at the University of California Riverside spent a year building a model of a human colon out of commonplace materials, then "fed" it with real food, to study how bacteria spreads from feces into the water supply. "I hadn't seen any research done that used a model colon to find out what …

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GM salmon can breed with wild fish and pass on genes

<b>The potential risks of genetically modified fish escaping into the wild have been highlighted in a new study.</b><p>Scientists from Canada have found that transgenic Atlantic salmon can cross-breed with a closely related species - the brown trout.<p>The fish, which have been engineered with extra genes to …

Complex crystal 'flowers' self-assemble with chemical manipulation

Researchers at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences have grown microscopic fields of flower-like structures made of crystals. Project lead Wim L. Noorduin and his colleagues were able to modify the growth of the crystals through tiny chemical alterations of a fluid containing …

World’s smallest living vertebrate

Scientists discovered this tiny species of frog near Amau village in Papua, New Guinea.<p>This tiny frog captures the title of <i>smallest living vertebrate</i> …

Cicadas Aren’t the Only Crazy Ones: Nature’s Most Bizarre Life Cycles | WIRED

The word 'unnatural' is often used to describe what's considered weird or unusual. But is anything weirder than nature?<p>Just look at 17-year cicadas, …