BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Unearthed fossils from a carnivorous dinosaur that lived in Argentina about 90 million years ago show that it had tiny arms compared to its body, scientists said on Wednesday.
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The first virus-hunter in space is all set to conduct some cosmic, new DNA research.
Newly arrived space station astronaut Kate Rubins will attempt to complete the first full-blown DNA decoding, or “sequencing,” in orbit with a pocket-size device that should be delivered next week.
TORONTO—Researchers in Canada are looking forward to new information from NASA’s Juno spacecraft, which began orbiting Jupiter last night.
Juno, launched in August 2011, will complete its journey to the solar system’s largest planet after travelling more than 2.8 billion kilometres over almost five years.
MINEOLA, N.Y. — Scientists have deployed a buoy 22 miles off the coast of New York’s Fire Island to monitor several species of great whales in “near real-time.” The high-tech acoustic device will eavesdrop on the songs of the whales to better understand and safeguard their movements near two busy shipping lanes entering New York Harbor.
MIAMI — Eight dolphins that have spent their lives swimming in tanks will be retired from the National Aquarium in Baltimore into a seaside sanctuary.
NEW YORK — You’ll soon see four new names on the periodic table of the elements, including three that honour Moscow, Japan and Tennessee.
The names are among four recommended Wednesday by an international scientific group. The fourth is named for a Russian scientist.
COCONUT ISLAND, Hawaii — Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close, by scientists in the water looking at small portions of larger reefs to gather data and knowledge about the larger ecosystems. But NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory is taking a step back and getting a wider view, from about 23,000 feet above.
WASHINGTON — For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does.
Among fruit flies.
WASHINGTON — A new discovery about how clouds form may scale back some of the more dire predictions about temperature increases caused by man-made global warming.
That’s because it implies that a key assumption for making such predictions is a bit off.
WASHINGTON — The amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.