Photog returns home to chronicle Fukushima

Jun 14, 2014

Photog returns home to chronicle Fukushima

by Akiko Yamaguchi

As a photographer whose roots are in Fukushima, Tadao Mitome feels a duty to continue capturing images of the area to document the effects of the nuclear disaster triggered by the earthquake and tsunami of March 2011. On March 11 this year, the third ...

Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not

Jun 13, 2014

Were dinosaurs cold-blooded killers? Perhaps not

The hot question of whether dinosaurs were warm-blooded like birds and mammals or cold blooded, like reptiles, fish and amphibians, finally has a good answer. Dinosaurs, for eons Earth’s dominant land animals until being wiped out by an asteroid 65 million years ago, were ...

Intact pterosaur eggs found in China

Jun 9, 2014

Intact pterosaur eggs found in China

A spectacular find of fossil eggs from 120 million years ago is providing unique insight into the lifestyle and sex differences of pterosaurs, the flying reptiles that lived alongside the dinosaurs. Until now, only four pterosaur eggs had ever been found, and all were ...

Aussie sheep high on killer weed

Jun 2, 2014

Aussie sheep high on killer weed

When Australian farmer Tony Knight first saw a purple-flowering plant growing across the fire-scarred terrain where his sheep grazed, his first thought was that it looked like “good stock feed.” But the “pleasant-looking plant” was far from the nutritious food his livestock needed after ...

Soccer-playing sheep in Colombia honor World Cup

Jun 2, 2014

Soccer-playing sheep in Colombia honor World Cup

It was not a baaad performance for Colombia’s wooly warriors. To celebrate the country’s return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence, artisans in the high Andean town of Nobsa put on what they billed as the first soccer match played by sheep ...

May 25, 2014

Scientists trying to develop heat-beating chickens

American scientists are attempting to develop chickens that can cope with scorching heat as part of a series of government-funded programs looking to adapt to or mitigate the effects of extreme weather patterns on the food supply. A University of Delaware project is developing ...