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The newly discovered feathered dinosaur was one of the last birds of prey before extinction

This artist’s illustration of Dineobellator notohesperus shows her in an open landscape across what is now New Mexico, along with Ojoceratops and Alamosaurus in the background. Ikaria wariootia was a worm-like creature that lived 555 million years ago. It is the oldest ancestor in the family tree for most animals. This is the 3.67 million year old “Little Foot” skull. …

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From Instagram to Angry Birds, here are the top apps of the decade

Angela Lang / CNET In the last ten years Apps (and according to Smartphones Association) have become an integral part of our lives. Since launching the iOS App Store and Google Play in 2008 with seemingly new titles, millions of apps have come along to help us communicate meet new people listen to music and kill pigs with birds . …

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Wind Turbines Harm Birds – These design and placement rules could minimize the impact

Wind energy is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels, as it contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Wind energy plants are estimated to contribute more than 20% to global electricity supply by 2050. However, the rapid expansion of wind farms has raised concerns about the impact of wind turbines on wildlife. Research in this area is limited …

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The design and placement of wind turbines can mitigate adverse effects on birds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Wind energy is increasingly seen as a sustainable alternative to fossil fuels as it contributes to reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Wind energy plants are estimated to contribute more than 20% to global electricity supply by 2050. However, the rapid expansion of wind farms has raised concerns about the impact of wind turbines on wildlife. Research in …

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North American birds are threatened with extinction, according to a report

Orioles, eagles, wood grouse and seagulls are among the 389 species of birds – 64% of the 604 species that are analyzed on this continent – which, according to the study, are highly or moderately susceptible to climate change. The existential threat to birds also affects humanity. As canaries in the Industrial Age warned of invisible death, birds of every …

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Birds disappear from North America

The sky is emptying. The number of birds in the US and Canada has fallen 29 percent since 1970, scientists said on Thursday. At present, 2.9 billion birds have fewer wings than 50 years ago. The analysis published in the journal Science is the most comprehensive and ambitious attempt to date to learn what happens to the bird population. The …

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