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  • A flock of genomes tells the tale of bird evolution

    A new genetic map of nearly all living birds has shaken the avian evolutionary tree, scattering some species to new perches and adding odd flourishes to their tales. Parrots roost closer to songbirds, a tiny wren shares a murderous lineage with the...
  • Nature's own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds

    Nature's own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds
    Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that songbirds weighing less than two nickels managed to carry tiny electronic sensors from Tennessee to Colombia and back. Then he looked at the flight paths taken by several of the birds. The data showed...
  • New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater [Video]

    New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater [Video]
    Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that glides gently through the water on white, translucent wings 5 miles beneath the ocean surface. It is the deepest living fish ever discovered.  "We were just blown away when we saw it," said Paul...
  • Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut

    Audubon's Christmas bird count in full swing in Connecticut
    Steve Morytko got an early start to his portion of a Christmas bird count on Dec. 20. The Ashford native was in his backyard at 1:45 a.m. looking for owls. His efforts yielded a count of four great horned owls and two eastern screech owls. Those were...
  • Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes

    Thursday Club presents 18 Les Fleurettes
    In a local tradition that stretches back to the early 1950s, 18 young women will be presented to society on Saturday evening, when the La Cañada Thursday Club holds its annual black-tie event, the Bal Blanc de Noel at the Omni Los Angeles Hotel. Les...
  • Researchers discover new class of stem cells

    Researchers discover new class of stem cells
    Researchers have identified a new class of lab-engineered stem cells -- cells capable of transforming into nearly all forms of tissue -- and have dubbed them F-class cells because they cluster together in "fuzzy-looking" colonies. The discovery, which...
  • Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents

    Awards, honors for Lehigh Valley residents
    Hawk Mountain Sanctuary recently announced that sanctuary volunteer Sue Robertson, 86, has been honored with an international Disney Conservation Hero Award from the Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund for her work in helping to monitor American kestrel...
  • A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature

    A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature
    A professor at Nova Southeastern University is auctioning on eBay the right to name a species of sea lily he discovered in the Bahamas. "Here's an opportunity of a lifetime – getting to name a newly discovered species on earth!" states the...
  • UCLA institute to help biologists, doctors mine 'big data'

    UCLA institute to help biologists, doctors mine 'big data'
    Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds — pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It’s all part of the deluge of information often known as “big...
  • Part 6: The Rise Of Global Companies Built On Invention

    When first lady Mamie Eisenhower ceremonially pushed the USS Nautilus into the Thames River in 1954, ushering in the atomic submarine era, the vessel carried 140 types of springs made by one Connecticut company alone. It was no fluke for Barnes Group...
  • Tule elk get rude reception from dairy farmers and ranchers

    Tule elk get rude reception from dairy farmers and ranchers
    In a canyon about 90 miles north of Los Angeles, biologist Megan Lundin investigated evidence of a brutal struggle around the partially devoured carcass of a tule elk. A trail of dark brown hair showed the 300-pound cow had been dragged several yards...