How the Galápagos cormorant got its tiny wings

COLD SPRING HARBOR, N.Y. — Garbled signals from cellular antennas may have grounded the Galápagos cormorant. Galápagos cormorants (Phalacrocorax harrisi) are the only cormorant species with wings too small to lift the birds’ large bodies off the …
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PITTSBURGH, May 18 (UPI) –Clutter can be distracting and make it hard to get work done — not just for humans, but for robots, too. New software designed by engineers at Carnegie Mellon University is helping robots cut through the clutter to accomplish …
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April was also the fifth consecutive month in which monthly temperatures soared above the 20th century average by more than 1C (1.8F). And it is the 12th month in a row that monthly global temperature records have been broken, the longest such streak in …
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Research published in the journal Nature on May 19, 2016 has revealed that vast regions of the Totten Glacier in East Antarctica are fundamentally unstable and have contributed significantly to rising sea levels several times in the past. Totten Glacier is …
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Eighth-grade girls are not only as skilled as boys at thinking through problems and using technology to solve them, they may even be a little better, a study released Tuesday suggests. The findings come from a first-of-its-kind assessment of technology and …
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If I asked you to guess where we have the best chances of finding life outside of Earth, you’d be hard pressed to think about Europa. But Europe’s frozen moon is beginning to look more and more attractive, and may even harbor an Earth-like ocean. The …
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There’s big science news of out of Ireland today that fundamentally alters the way we study and investigate the nature of light: physicists from Trinity College Dublin’s School of Physics have discovered a new form of light. Lead author Paul Eastham …
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In in an interview with Science News, one doctor says the study was carefully done. “BMI as a number alone may not be sufficient to predict health and risk of death. It has to be taken within context,” said Rexford Ahima, a physician who studies …
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