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Bloodsucking insects older than previously thought

Bloodsucking insects older than previously thought

Researchers in China have unearthed a number of bloodsucking bug specimens that date to 130 million years ago.
Brooks Hays
NASA preparing to protect Mars orbiters from comet close call

NASA preparing to protect Mars orbiters from comet close call

Comet C/2013 A1 Siding Spring won't whiz by Mars for another two months, but NASA is already preparing its Mars orbiters for the flyby.
Brooks Hays
NASA released 3-D printer files for models of satellites, probes and planets

NASA released 3-D printer files for models of satellites, probes and planets

Anyone with a computer, internet connection and 3-D printer can now make miniature replicas of satellites, probes and planets.
Brooks Hays
SpaceX releases video of Falcon 9 'soft landing' in the Pacific

SpaceX releases video of Falcon 9 'soft landing' in the Pacific

SpaceX has released a video of their attempt to return part of their Falcon 9 rocket to Earth. It's what SpaceX engineers call a 'soft landing.'
Brooks Hays
Russia loses contact with gecko sex satellite

Russia loses contact with gecko sex satellite

Russia has lost contact with a satellite full of mating lizards -- launched to study the effects of zero gravity on animal reproduction.
Brooks Hays
Shipping lanes intersect feeding waters of blue whales

Shipping lanes intersect feeding waters of blue whales

A new study suggests ocean shipping lanes off the West Coast pass directly through the heart of feeding waters preferred by blue whales.
Brooks Hays
Study: All dinosaurs probably had feathers

Study: All dinosaurs probably had feathers

Now, the discovery of six new dinosaur fossils in Siberia suggests feathers weren't exclusive to theropods, but were a feature of all dinosaurs.
Brooks Hays
Tyrannosaurs hunted in groups

Tyrannosaurs hunted in groups

New evidence -- three sets of dinosaur footprints -- suggest Tyrannosaurs moved and hunted in packs, say scientists in Canada.
Brooks Hays
Plans for new Minnesota Vikings stadium a bird deathtrap, environmentalists say

Plans for new Minnesota Vikings stadium a bird deathtrap, environmentalists say

The plans for a new Minnesota Vikings football stadium have been warmly received by fans. But fowl lovers are crying foul -- calling it a 'bird deathtrap.'
Brooks Hays
Explosions in Gaza, Israel seen from International Space Station

Explosions in Gaza, Israel seen from International Space Station

Astronauts orbiting in the International Space Station witness the rocket fire and explosions in Israel and Gaza.
Brooks Hays
Natural Trap Cave reopened to scientists

Natural Trap Cave reopened to scientists

After a 30 year absence, scientists are returning to dig for fossils at the bottom of Wyoming's Natural Trap Cave.
Brooks Hays
NASA likely to miss target dates for next big rocket launch, GAO says

NASA likely to miss target dates for next big rocket launch, GAO says

A new report by the Government Accountability Office says NASA and its contracting partners are unlikely to meet their goal of a December 2017 test flight.
Brooks Hays
Scientists develop diode laser that can cut and weld metal

Scientists develop diode laser that can cut and weld metal

A new diode laser that can cut metal may soon find its way onto the market, thanks to a few former MIT scientists looking to commercialize their research.
Brooks Hays
New dog study suggests animals get jealous, too

New dog study suggests animals get jealous, too

A new study of dog behavior showed that jealousy isn't a trait unique to humans -- but likely has animal origins.
Brooks Hays
'Rare coprolite' for sale is actually really old poop

'Rare coprolite' for sale is actually really old poop

An auction gallery in California is offering up a really long and really old piece of poop.
Brooks Hays
USAF sending three space surveillance satellites aloft

USAF sending three space surveillance satellites aloft

Three satellites to provide surveillance of objects orbiting the Earth are being sent aloft by the U.S. Air Force.
Richard Tomkins
Genetically modified mosquitos set to fight dengue fever in Brazil

Genetically modified mosquitos set to fight dengue fever in Brazil

Next week, U.K.-based biotech company Oxitec will begin raising millions of genetically modified mosquitos at a new factory in Campinas, Brazil.
Brooks Hays
Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

Republicans Google 'global warming' during severe weather, according to search analysis

Only one in four Americans said climate change was a "major threat," making the U.S. the least concerned nation.
Brooks Hays
Sixth grader accused of stealing lion fish research from grad student

Sixth grader accused of stealing lion fish research from grad student

A former grad student claims his lion fish research has been lifted and used unattributed by a sixth grader for her science fair project in Florida.
Brooks Hays
Study: elephants have biggest, most discerning nose of all mammals

Study: elephants have biggest, most discerning nose of all mammals

The African elephant, with 2,000 olfactory receptors, has the most extensive sense of smell -- double the amount dogs have, and five times as many as humans.
Brooks Hays
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