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  • Plumage aplenty: fossil found of 'four-winged' feathered dinosaur

    Plumage aplenty: fossil found of 'four-winged' feathered dinosaur
    It was built sort of like a biplane but probably did not fly as well, if at all. Scientists on Tuesday described a fossil of a strange dinosaur that lived in China 125 million years ago which was covered in feathers, looked like it had two sets of...
  • UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize

    UCLA math star Terence Tao wins $3-million prize
    UCLA mathematics professor Terence Tao already has a bevy of prestigious awards for his work in such fields as number theory and harmonic analysis. Now he is adding one more lucrative prize. Tao, 38, has been named one of five winners of the new...
  • Cornell to return 10,000 ancient tablets to Iraq

    Cornell University is preparing to forfeit to Iraq a vast collection of ancient cuneiform tablets in what is expected to be one of the largest returns of antiquities by an American university. The 10,000 inscribed clay blocks date from the 4th millenium...
  • Fox News Hacker Tweets Obama's Fake Assassination

    Fox News Hacker Tweets Obama's Fake Assassination
    WASHINGTON -- FoxNews.com alerted the Secret Service on Monday about the apparent hacking of its Twitter feed for political news, after the feed was used to falsely report that President Obama was killed. Jeff Misenti, Fox News Digital's vice president...
  • Lehigh Valley right fit for plastics manufacture

    The onset of the Great Recession might not seem like the ideal time to launch a manufacturing business. But that's exactly what Christina Wong did, and today her business — Ecopax in Forks Township, maker of single-use, take-out food containers...
  • A scampering, hypothetical ancestor causes an evolutionary stir

    A scampering, hypothetical ancestor causes an evolutionary stir
    What's cute and furry and has a name only a paleontologist could love? A tiny theoretical creature dubbed the hypothetical placental mammal ancestor is stealing the hearts of some evolutionary biologists -- and annoying others -- as it raises new debate...
  • West Coast radiation from Fukushima disaster poses no risk, experts say

    Radiation detected off the U.S. West Coast from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan has declined since the 2011 tsunami disaster and never approached levels that could pose a risk to human health, seafood or wildlife, scientists say. Experts...
  • Sandy Hook Panel To Receive Lanza Treatment Records

     Sandy Hook Panel To Receive Lanza Treatment Records
    HARTFORD — The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission secured a promise Friday from Peter Lanza to turn over at least some of Newtown shooter Adam Lanza's treatment records, and heard from two of the foremost autism experts on what the disorder isn't, as...
  • 17-year study shows sharks return to give birth where their moms did

    There’s no place like home – especially for lemon sharks about to give birth. Despite absences as long as 17 years, the pregnant sharks returned to the exact spot in the Bahamas where they were born when they were ready to become mothers,...
  • Is cheating in your genes?

    Is cheating in your genes?
    Why do some men and women cheat on their partners while others resist the temptation? To find the answer, a growing body of research is focusing on the science of commitment. Scientists are studying everything from the biological factors that seem to...
  • XIP NEWS: SBU's Rugby Team Making Big Moves

    XIP NEWS: SBU's Rugby Team Making Big Moves
    STONY BROOK, N.Y (XIP NEWS) -- It's a sport that has somewhat of a worldwide appeal and now Rugby is gaining much popularity on the campus of Stony Brook University. SBU's Ryan Famulari talks to the coach and players of the University's Rugby team, and...