It’s possible that all dinosaurs had feathers. Scientists previously believed that only avian dinosaurs — that is, the direct ancestors of our modern birds — sported feathers along with their scales. But the discovery of fossilized feathers on a newly identified dinosaur far removed from the bird lineage means that feathers likely were more widespread in the dinosaur world. Read full article >
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A ban on sending leftover food to landfill is needed to move away from a 'throwaway society', say MPs.
“Deadly Mers virus 'could now be airborne',” The Independent reports. The Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, which has an estimated case fatality rate of 30%, has been detected in an air sample in a camel barn in Saudi Arabia. This raises the possibility the virus could be spread through the air in the same way as flu. MERS emerged in 2012 and can be extremely serious, leading to
An ancient skeleton unearthed in Israel may contain the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.