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Tiny water bears can teach us survival

WASHINGTON (AP) – Earth's ultimate survivors can survive extreme heat, cold, radiation and even the vacuum of space. Now the US military is hoping that these tiny animals, known as Tardigrades, can teach us about the real tenacity. These animals are pips, only about the size of a period. Under the microscope, they look like a combination of a chubby …

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Palm's tiny (meaningless) phone gets its own battery compartment

The problem with the Palm is that it's not great for a phone. The $ 350 Verizon-exclusive kid's device is anything but adorable, but due to its incompatibility with iMessage, cramped keyboard and poor battery life, it's a pale replacement for the larger device you already know and love. Mophie's juice pack increases the battery life of your little Palm …

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Tiny bits of iron can explain why some icebergs are green

Scientists may have discovered why some icebergs are green. Iron oxides could produce the emerald hue. Icebergs often appear predominantly white, as light rebounds from air bubbles in the ice. But pure ice – with no air bubbles that often form on the bottom of a mountain – appears blue because it absorbs longer wavelengths (warm colors like red and …

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A tiny tyrannosaur named Harbinger of Destiny was discovered in Utah

Tyrannosaurus Rex was not always the king of dinosaurs. Before they became huge predators, tyrannosaurs started much smaller, and a newly discovered fossil helps fill the gap between these two extremes. Tyrannosaurus Rex was not always the king of dinosaurs. Before they became huge predators, tyrannosaurs started much smaller, and a newly discovered fossil helps fill the gap between these …

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A tiny tyrannosaur named Harbinger of Destiny was discovered in Utah

(Photo courtesy of Jorge Gonzalez) The fossil of Moros intrepidus was discovered in Utah and is the oldest Cretaceous tyrannosaur fossil. (Photo courtesy of Jorge Gonzalez) The fossil of Moros intrepidus was discovered in Utah and is the oldest tyrannosaur fossil found in the Cretaceous. A new tyrannosaur fossil has been discovered in Utah – and it is tiny compared …

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A tiny tyrannosaur named Harbinger of Destiny was discovered in Utah

A new tyrannosaur fossil has been discovered in Utah – and it is tiny compared to its better known relative, T. rex. Meet Moros Intrepidus, a small tyrannosaur who lived in Utah during the Cretaceous. At 96 million years old, it is the oldest Cretaceous tyrannosaur species discovered in North America. The discovery narrowed a gap of 70 million years …

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A tiny ancestor of T. rex shows how fast tyrannosaurs became giants

A new dinosaur shows that even Tyrannosaurus rex had modest beginnings. Dubbed Moros intrepidus or "the harbinger of fate," the new species is one of the smallest tyrannosaurs yet discovered from the Cretaceous. Analyzes of the animal's fossilized leg show that the creature stood just 1.2 yards at the hip and weighed an estimated 78 kilograms – about the size …

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