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Paleontologists confirm ancient remains as new flying reptile

Paleontologists confirm ancient remains as new flying reptile

RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --The fossil remains of yet another strange flying reptile has been discovered in Brazil; the bones are evidence of a previously undiscovered species.
Brooks Hays
Scientists build battery tattoo that turns sweat into power

Scientists build battery tattoo that turns sweat into power

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Researchers recently unveiled a tattoo that doubles as a miniature battery -- turning sweat into usable electricity. It also tracks athletic performance.
Brooks Hays
Giant Amazonian fish now 'locally extinct' in many areas

Giant Amazonian fish now 'locally extinct' in many areas

AMAZONAS STATE, Brazil, Aug. 13 (UPI) --The arapaima is the Amazon River's largest fish species. It's also one of the most imperiled, having been overfished and pushed to the brink of extinction.
Brooks Hays
Move over graphene, hello weed-powered super batteries

Move over graphene, hello weed-powered super batteries

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 13 (UPI) --Researchers say industrial hemp fibers could be used to build the next generation of supercapacitors.
Brooks Hays
Maryam Mirzakhani first woman to win Fields Medal mathematics prize

Maryam Mirzakhani first woman to win Fields Medal mathematics prize

SEOUL, Aug. 13 (UPI) --The Fields Medal, the most prestigious prize in mathematics, has been awarded for the first time to a woman, Maryam Mirzakhani.
Brooks Hays
Tall prairie grass helps airports keep birds from runway

Tall prairie grass helps airports keep birds from runway

DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Some 300 acres surrounding the runways at Dayton International Airport are being planted with prairie grass as a way to deter deadly bird strikes.
Brooks Hays
Zoo in China boasts world's only surviving panda triplets

Zoo in China boasts world's only surviving panda triplets

GUANGZHOU, China, Aug. 12 (UPI) --A trio of two-week-old pandas are still alive and well at a zoo in China, which claims they are the only living giant panda triplets in the world.
Brooks Hays
Moonlight likely to drown out meteor shower tonight

Moonlight likely to drown out meteor shower tonight

WASHINGTON, Aug. 12 (UPI) --The Perseid meteor shower peaking tonight will be obscured by the glow of the extra-large moon until around 3 a.m.
Brooks Hays
Conservationists say elephants need stronger protections

Conservationists say elephants need stronger protections

NAIROBI, Kenya, Aug. 12 (UPI) --Some 30,000 African elephants are killed every year for their ivory. Wildlife advocates are using World Elephant Day to remind the world of the animal's plight.
Brooks Hays
Feds add two new South Florida butterflies to endangered list

Feds add two new South Florida butterflies to endangered list

MIAMI, Aug. 12 (UPI) --U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has named two new South Florida butterfly species, the Bartram's hairsteak and Florida leaf wing, to the endangered species list.
Brooks Hays
Endangered species get in the way of forest-thinning projects

Endangered species get in the way of forest-thinning projects

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Aug. 11 (UPI) --Forest-thinning projects in Arizona and California have been put on hold amid concerns over the health and safety of endangered species in the forest.
Brooks Hays
Two-headed dolphin found washed ashore in Turkey

Two-headed dolphin found washed ashore in Turkey

GOKOGLU, Turkey, Aug. 11 (UPI) --A beached dolphin with two heads was discovered by a man in Turkey over the weekend.
Brooks Hays

Northrop helps with British Cyber-security education

LONDON, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Northrop Grumman is bringing the Cyber-Patriot program to Britain to help promote cyber-security skills.
Richard Tomkins
That coffee may not be all coffee

That coffee may not be all coffee

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11 (UPI) --Some scientists are working to create a test that can detect the presence of filler ingredients in coffee.
Brooks Hays
SeaWorld boasts first test tube penguin

SeaWorld boasts first test tube penguin

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 11 (UPI) --An artificially inseminated penguin recently gave birth to the world's first test tube penguin at SeaWorld
Brooks Hays
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