Bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

World / Science & Health Mar 14, 2018

Bird-like dinosaur Archaeopteryx could fly, but not very well

The famous dino-bird Archaeopteryx may not have been a champion aviator but was fully capable of flying despite key skeletal differences from its modern cousins, according to a study. Scientists said on Tuesday they had examined Archaeopteryx's wing architecture using state-of-the-art scanning and compared it ...

Rare ptarmigan chicks hatched in breeding program at Toyama zoo

National Jun 18, 2017

Rare ptarmigan chicks hatched in breeding program at Toyama zoo

Two artificially incubated rock ptarmigan eggs have hatched in a government-backed breeding program, according to zoo officials in the city of Toyama. It was the first time that eggs from captive-bred birds of the species, similar to pheasants and grouse, were artificially incubated and hatched ...