Expert: Rhinos extinct in Mozambique Mozambique's rhinoceros population was wiped out more than a century ago by big game hunters. Reconstituted several years ago, it has again been driven to extinction, or to the brink of extinction, by poachers seeking their horns for sale in Asia.... More
One flight closer to space tourism Virgin Galactic is one flight closer to becoming a commercial "spaceline." The company's passenger spacecraft, SpaceShipTwo, completed its first rocket-powered flight Monday morning above the Mojave Desert in California. More
U.S. plans to drop gray wolves from endangered list The planned ruling would eliminate protection for the top predators, but scientists and conservationists say the proposal is flawed. Federal authorities intend to remove endangered species protections for all gray wolves in the Lower 48 states, carving out an a exception for a small pocket of about 75 Mexican wolves in the wild in Arizona and New Mexico, according to a draft document obtained by The Times. More
New calls to rename Higgs boson One of the scientists who developed the theory of the Higgs boson says the particle should be renamed to acknowledge the contributions of others involved in the work. More
A haven for all - Jordan Times ... by two faithful servants dubbed the grandmothers, traps migratory birds and sketches the beautiful patterns on their feathers before setting... 12/1/2013 - 2:45 pm | View Link
Hobbit celebrations grow larger-than-life - New Zealand Herald Hobbit: Planes, books and giant eagles - New Zealand Herald 12/1/2013 - 1:24 pm | View Link
Hawk recovering after suffering burns at R.I. Central Landfill - Providence Journal The birds can be burned simply by flying over the burners, without even landing on them. The adult male hawk had scorched feathers and burns on... 12/1/2013 - 11:20 am | View Link
Tool use in crocodylians: crocodiles and alligators use sticks as ... - Scientific American Birds approach to collect the sticks for use in nest building and… ... practised by Green herons Butorides virescens: they use feathers, twigs ... 12/1/2013 - 9:29 am | View Link
Seth Kellogg: Winter winds bring 'great white' snowy owls, other ... - MassLive ... sun lit up the pulsing deep glow of their feathers, the color that gives them the name purple sandpiper. For many weeks now, the birds of the... 12/1/2013 - 6:18 am | View Link
Why do birds have feathers? All birds have feathers. In fact, birds are the only animals with feathers. Feathers keep birds warm. Feathers on wings help birds fly. Feathers on a bird's tail help it steer as it soars. Feathers also give a bird its colors. Some birds use feathers as ... 12/5/2013 - 12:13 am | View Link
Dinosaur Discovery: Feathers may give scientists clues about early birds Prehistoric Preserves: Feathers and filaments found in amber dating back 78-79 million years show similarities to modern birds. | Credit: Science/AAAS Paleontologists in Canada have made a landmark discovery by "digging" in their own backyard. After ... 09/21/2013 - 9:08 am | View Link
Feathers in birds essentially for warmth; flight just happened: Study London: Feathers were initially evolved in birds to keep them warm and not for flying, a new study has claimed. Researchers found that feathers on prehistoric dinosaurs, which later evolved into birds, were arranged in multiple layers to act as insulation ... 11/21/2012 - 7:39 pm | View Link
For ancient birds, wing feathers were a serious drag A new study of ancient feathers adds weight to the theory that primitive birds — close relatives of feathered dinosaurs — were far less versatile fliers than their modern descendants. “We don’t think these things could take off from the ground ... 11/20/2012 - 11:00 am | View Link
Not just for the birds THE fossil record is, famously, full of holes. One such lacuna has been the absence of well-preserved feathers from the Cretaceous—the period between 145m and 65m years ago that ended with the mass extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs. Now ... 09/16/2011 - 1:00 pm | View Link
The Better Business Bureau of Wisconsin has some tips to help make traveling over the holidays less stressful.
For drivers, the BBB recommends having the car checked by a mechanic before hitting the road and packing a car safety kit just in case of emergencies.
AAA Carolinas is predicting a record number of North Carolinians will travel 50 miles or more during the Christmas-New Year's holiday period.
The 12-day Christmas/New Year's travel holiday is defined as Saturday, Dec.
The Detroit Institute of Arts is set to open an exhibition featuring prints and watercolors by more than 30 artists of the 20th century.
The works are part of "Let Me Show You What I Saw: American Views on City and Country, 1912-1963.
Virginians are expected to spend more money and travel farther this holiday season.
AAA Mid-Atlantic says more than 2.7 million Virginians will be traveling for the 2013 year-end holiday season that runs from Saturday until Jan.