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
Seeing dinosaur feathers in a new light - Science Daily Just like later birds, these predatory dinosaurs had feathers -- long before Archaeopteryx lifted itself off the ground. 10/30/2014 - 2:22 pm | View Link
The celebrity who aces Halloween every eyar - NEWS.com.au The celebrity who aces her Halloween costume every single year - Daily Telegraph Australia 10/30/2014 - 10:42 am | View Link
Finding beauty in grief - Winona Post Online ... lost feathers and disturbed nests found on the ground, which Johnson said might hint at death or even flight. “For me, these birds, feathers... 10/29/2014 - 11:10 am | View Link
Researchers take a hint from birds to fight airplane turbulence - Engadget Inspired by the way birds detect and adjust to shifts in wind and airflow using their feathers, the school's Unmanned Systems Research team... 10/28/2014 - 5:15 am | View Link
How birds feathers could help end turbulence on flights - Big News Network Birds have nature’s ultimate anti-turbulence devices – feathers. These help them sense disturbances in air flow and, using sensory information... 10/27/2014 - 1:55 pm | View Link
Birds hold clue to preventing sickening in-flight turbulence SYDNEY — Australian researchers have used birds to help prevent dreaded in-flight turbulence. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's Unmanned Systems Research Team studied the natural movement of feathers and the way a bird uses them to create a system that detects disturbances in the air. See also: Australia is sweltering and the worst is still to come Project researcher Abdulghani Mohamed ... 10/29/2014 - 12:00 am | View Link
Bowes Museum launch new exhibtion MORE than 100 people attended the launch of a new exhibition at The Bowes Museum in Barnard Castle. 10/28/2014 - 4:22 pm | View Link
'Angry Birds' Feathers Nest With Transforming Toys With Angry Birds Transformers now in app stores and the physical toys at retail I put the toy-game combo to the test. Namely, I put it in the hands of my family and stood back to see what happened. 10/28/2014 - 12:04 pm | View Link
Bird Feather Tech Smooths Out Bumpy Flights A new sensor system mimics the way feathers help birds detect disturbances. Continue reading → 10/27/2014 - 2:47 pm | View Link
How bird's feathers could help end turbulence on flights Researchers have put in a patent submission for a turbulence mitigation system for aircraft. 10/27/2014 - 1:21 pm | View Link
Birds have brought so much pleasure THE article 'Park aviary closure is ruffling feathers' will be of interest to the many visitors of Arnot Hill Park, who have taken their children and now perhaps grandchildren to the park to visit the aviaries. The birds in the aviaries and free-flying ... 10/29/2014 - 7:39 pm | View Link
'Angry Birds' Feathers Nest With Transforming Toys With Angry Birds Transformers now in app stores and the physical toys at retail I put the toy-game combo to the test. Namely, I put it in the hands of my family and stood back to see what happened. The toys work in tandem with the app, not only unlocking ... 10/28/2014 - 8:39 pm | View Link
Birds hold clue to preventing sickening in-flight turbulence Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology's Unmanned Systems Research Team studied the natural movement of feathers and the way a bird uses them to create a system that detects disturbances in the air. See also: Australia is sweltering and the worst is still ... 10/28/2014 - 2:53 pm | View Link
Researchers take a hint from birds to fight airplane turbulence Inspired by the way birds detect and adjust to shifts in wind and airflow using their feathers, the school's Unmanned Systems Research team cooked up a series of sensors they can attach to an (admittedly tiny) aircraft's wings. Here's the thing ... 10/28/2014 - 7:05 am | View Link
Fun facts to ruffle your feathers about Alfred Hitchcock's 'The Birds' One of the seminal horror films and most terrifying movie-going experiences of our time is Alfred Hitchcock’s 1963 “The Birds”. And what better time to talk about some of its “tricks” and “treats” than Halloween. Loosely based on the 1952 ... 10/27/2014 - 5:54 pm | View Link
BOAF Winter A society for those who choose companionship of exotic birds whether you own just one bird or an entire aviary. Holds an annual bird show and seasonal bird marts ... 10/29/2014 - 9:44 pm | View Website
Feather Feathers are one of the epidermal growths that form the distinctive outer covering, or plumage, on birds and some non-avian theropod dinosaurs. They are considered ... 10/29/2014 - 4:22 pm | View Website
All About Birds : Color Comprehensive information on North American birds including a bird guide, identification tips, and conservation programs. 10/29/2014 - 3:43 am | View Website
Birds of a Feather Birds of a Feather is a British BAFTA-nominated sitcom that was originally broadcast on BBC One from 1989 until 1998. The series was revived 15 years later on ITV in ... 10/28/2014 - 12:34 pm | View Website
The Earthlife Web Feathers are one of the most prominent features of a bird's anatomy, and they are unique to birds. Every bird has feathers and everything that has feathers is a bird . 10/28/2014 - 6:57 am | View Website
Ebola fears have infected a medical conference on the subject. Louisiana state health officials told thousands of doctors planning to attend a tropical diseases meeting this weekend in New Orleans to stay away if they have been to certain African countries or have had contact with an Ebola patient in the last 21 days.
The order came in a letter Wednesday to the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, which made clear it did not agree with the decision.
Ben Wright began seeing the world differently when his two youngest children were born with Down syndrome.
He realized educational and career opportunities would be much tougher to come by for kids that are deemed less able to succeed in the eyes of society, so he decided to leave his job at a Wall Street firm and ensure a future for children like his own.
"What we noticed was -- at about age 21, 22, 23, at least here in North Carolina -- folks with (intellectual and developmental disabilities) just sort of fell off the grid," he told HuffPost Live on Tuesday.
You snooze you lose? Not exactly.
Last week, developers released iCukoo, a U. K.-based free iPhone alarm clock app that allows users to donate money to one of five charities every time they hit the snooze button.
iCukoo gives sleepers the option of donating to Starlight Children's Foundation, Parkinson's UK, the National Literacy Trust, Prostate Cancer UK and Maggie's, which offers free practical and emotional support to people with cancer.
The hosts of The Doctors reveal unusual strategies to help you slim down or avoid over-eating, starting with Dr. Travis Stork, who suggests sleeping naked! “You’ve got white fat in your body and brown fat," he explains. "That brown fat is what burns energy when you’re cold, so by heating your body up, increasing your metabolism, increasing your brown fat, you can burn a little extra in the way of calories.”
Watch the video above for three more tips.
The Doctors airs weekdays.