Study Shows Bigger Brains Give Birds Survival Benefit
January 10, 2007 12:00 AM - Patricia Reaney, Reuters
Birds with bigger brains like crows and parrots survive better than their dimmer feathered friends, according to a study published on Wednesday.
Gene-Engineered Cows Resist Mad Cow Disease, Study Shows
January 2, 2007 12:00 AM - Reuters
U.S. and Japanese scientists reported Sunday that they had used genetic engineering to produce cattle that resist mad cow disease.
Researchers Use Yellowstone As CO2 Lab
December 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Associated Press
Researchers studying plants and trees near Yellowstone National Park's thermal vents hope to glean an indication of how rising carbon dioxide emissions could affect vegetation worldwide a century from now.
Taiwan Quake Shakes Confidence in Undersea Links
December 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Jon Herskovitz and Rhee So-eui, Reuters
The earthquakes that hit Taiwan on Tuesday rocked communications in Asia and underscored the vulnerabilities of a system where huge amounts of data speed through the region in cables laid deep beneath the sea.
Scientists Work on Map of Climate Change
December 29, 2006 12:00 AM - Nate Jenkins, Associated Press
Scientists in Antarctica spent Christmas Day finishing work that may show the effects of global warming -- drilling for clues about how massive ice sheets responded to past temperature changes.
Thailand Tree Apes Use Song As Warning
December 28, 2006 12:00 AM - Michael Casey, Associated Press
Turns out humans aren't the only primates using songs to warn of life's dangers and travails. White-handed gibbons in Thailand's forests have been found to communicate threats from predators by singing.
Settlers Eyed in Australia Extinctions
December 26, 2006 12:00 AM - Rod McGuirk, Associated Press
Australia's giant prehistoric animals, including 10-foot-tall kangaroos and wombat-like creatures as big as a rhinoceros, were likely wiped out by aboriginal settlers, not climate change, a researcher said Tuesday.
Scientists Rebut Big Easy Channel Report
December 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Cain Burdeau, Associated Press
A group of scientists accused the Army Corps of Engineers on Thursday of endangering the city's future by failing to take steps to immediately close a shipping channel blamed for widespread flooding during Hurricane Katrina.
Japan Researchers Film Live Giant Squid
December 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Eric Talmadge, Associated Press
A Japanese research team has succeeded in filming a giant squid live -- possibly for the first time -- and says the elusive creatures may be more plentiful than previously believed, a researcher said Friday.
Indian, Chinese Team to Map Glacier Melt
December 22, 2006 12:00 AM - Gavin Rabionwitz, Associated Press
A joint Indian-Chinese team plans to chart remote Himalayan glaciers that scientists fear are rapidly melting because of global warming, threatening the great rivers that give life to one of South Asia's most fertile regions.