Hummingbird Wings Beat Helicopter Blades At Lifting | Video When compared to a Black Hornet autonomous micro-helicopter, the Anna's hummingbird (seen at various speeds) was 27% more efficient at hovering. This Stanford University research could lead to bird-inspired helicopters and other engineering advances.
Geckos in Space! Lizards Are No Strangers to the Cosmos Geckos were research stars in space long before the outpouring of media attention that focused on their mission last week. Before space agencies can begin complicated experiments, scientists need to determine how these tiny lizards adapt to life in space.
Forgotten Amber Yields New Locust Species Scientists poring through buckets of raw amber from the Dominican Republic discovered a new insect species. The amber was collected in 1959 and rediscovered in 2011 in a closet.
Images: Amazing Dominican Amber Trove Images of a new pygmy locust species and other insects discovered in an amber collection that languished for decades in a museum cabinet in Illinois.
The 9 Unhealthiest Restaurant Meals French toast served with butter syrup and bacon and cheesecake made with Reese’s peanut butter cups and fudge are among the meals highlighted this year for their shockingly unhealthy nutrition content, according to the CSPI.
Scientists Closing in on Theory of Consciousness Probably for as long as humans have contemplated their navels, they have sought to understand consciousness. Now, neuroscientists are making strides in developing theories to explain the phenomenon.
Cassini Spacecraft Reveals 101 Geysers and more on Icy Saturn Moon Scientists using mission data from NASA’s Cassini spacecraft have identified 101 distinct geysers erupting on Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus. Their analysis suggests it is possible for liquid water to reach from the moon’s underground sea all the way to its surface.