Science News Archive - February 24, 2010
Two complete skull fossils from sauropods were found at Dinosaur National Monument, scientists announced on Tuesday.
Focusing on a controversial hypothesis that ice existed at the equator some 300 million years ago during the late Paleozoic Period, two University of Oklahoma researchers originated a project in search of clues to the Earthâ€™s climate system.
The origins of flowering plants from peas to oak trees are now in clearer focus thanks to the efforts of University of Florida researchers.
A genetic study has found that small domestic dogs probably originated in the Middle East more than 12,000 years ago.
To help assess the potential threat of more large earthquakes in Haiti and nearby areas, scientists at The University of Texas at Austin's Institute for Geophysics are co-leading three expeditions to the country with colleagues from Purdue University, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, the U.S. Geological Survey and five other institutions.
In a paper appearing in the Feb 24 issue of the Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A, Virginia Tech Engineering Science and Mechanics Professor Hassan Aref, and his colleague Johan Roenby at the Technical University of Denmark shed new light on the chaotic motion of a solid body moving through a fluid.
The United Nations reported on Wednesday that several countries, including Russia, Iran and China, are working together to bring back the Siberian Crane form the brink of extinction.
The name proposed by GSI for the heaviest chemical element has been officially endorsed.
Irish hares are eighteen times more abundant in areas managed by the Irish Coursing Club (ICC) than at similar sites in the wider countryside a recent study by Queen's University Belfast has shown.
In a technological advance that its developers are likening to the cell phone and wireless Internet access, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) scientists and engineers have devised an undersea optical communications system thatâ€”complemented by acousticsâ€”enables a virtual revolution in high-speed undersea data collection and transmission.