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An endemic island falcon that plays

An unusual falcon species has been added to the growing list of animals that play. A study published in the Journal of Raptor Research explains that Striated Caracaras (Phalcoboenus australis) in the Falkland Islands like to interact with various obj.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgMay 21st, 2024

Tourists banned from Italy"s Capri over water shortage

The Italian island of Capri banned tourists from disembarking Saturday after problems with the water supply from the mainland threatened to leave the holiday hotspot parched......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 22nd, 2024

We now have even more evidence against the “ecocide” theory of Easter Island

AI analysis of satellite imagery data is a new method for estimating population size. Enlarge / New research lends further credence to the "population crash" theory about Easter Island being just a myth. (credit: Arian Zwegers/CC.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Study challenges popular idea that Easter islanders committed "ecocide"

Some 1,000 years ago, a small band of Polynesians sailed thousands of miles across the Pacific to settle one of the world's most isolated places—a small, previously uninhabited island they named Rapa Nui. There, they erected hundreds of "moai," or.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Saving the woodrats: Zoo raises endangered species for wild release

Inside a hallway of the veterinary hospital at the Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, a popular new program plays 24/7 on a computer screen......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Watch SpaceX nail its 250th Falcon 9 drone ship landing

SpaceX has achieved the 250th droneship landing involving its Falcon 9 booster following a launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Lenovo’s latest tablet might be perfect for music lovers

You can control the Tab Plus' eight speakers to automatically turn the volume up when your favorite song plays......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Watch SpaceX nail its 250th Falcon 9 droneship landing

SpaceX has achieved the 250th droneship landing involving its Falcon 9 booster following a launch from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Thursday......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 21st, 2024

Apple’s MLS Season Pass adds Catch Up feature for key plays

Apple now lets you catch up on major plays in MLS matches on MLS Season Pass with the aptly named Catch Up feature......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

The earliest merging quasars ever seen

Studying the history of science shows how often serendipity plays a role in some of the most important discoveries. Sometimes, the stories are apocryphal, like Newton getting hit on the head with an apple. But sometimes, there's an element of truth t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 20th, 2024

Earth"s atmosphere is our best defense against nearby supernovae, study suggests

Earth's protective atmosphere has sheltered life for billions of years, creating a haven where evolution produced complex lifeforms like us. The ozone layer plays a critical role in shielding the biosphere from deadly UV radiation. It blocks 99% of t.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 19th, 2024

Apple Arcade’s most popular game is coming to PlayStation, Switch, and PC

Apple Arcade hit Hello Kitty: Adventure Island is coming to more players in 2025, with Switch, PC, and PlayStation ports planned......»»

Category: topSource:  digitaltrendsRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Restored rat-free islands could support hundreds of thousands more breeding seabirds

Hundreds of thousands more breeding pairs of seabirds could return to remote island archipelagos if invasive rats were removed and native vegetation restored, a new paper finds......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 18th, 2024

Many stunt performers are reluctant to report head injuries, study finds

"This population doesn’t often seek medical help out of fear of being unemployed.” Enlarge / Ryan Gosling in The Fall Guy. (credit: Universal Pictures) Ryan Gosling plays a Hollywood stuntman in the new action comedy.....»»

Category: hardwareSource:  cnetRelated NewsJun 17th, 2024

Cyprus records a second death from heatstroke as temperatures soar

A Cyprus health official said a second elderly person has died from heatstroke after a weeklong heat wave that baked the east Mediterranean island nation with reportedly record temperatures for the month of June......»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 16th, 2024

Scientists warn of coral reef decline due to ocean acidification

The French Polynesian island Moorea is the most beautiful isle in the world, some say. Its lagoons are surrounded by reefs dominated by Porites corals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 14th, 2024

Discovery of microfossil in China from the 518-million-year-old Qingjiang biota sheds light on adaptive evolution

Microbial sulfate reduction dating back to the Paleoarchean plays a crucial role in driving global carbon and sulfur cycles in ancient and modern Earth. Over 150 species of sulfate reducers from bacterial and archaeal phyla have been identified acros.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 13th, 2024

Analysis indicates Greek island was home to Bronze Age purple dye workshop

The Greek island of Aegina was home to a Late Bronze Age purple dye workshop, according to a study published June 12, 2024 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Lydia Berger of Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria and colleagues......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 12th, 2024

Here’s how the upgraded iPhone flashlight works in iOS 18

Apple is known for its impressive attention to detail and a simple but important iPhone feature has received some of that love. Here’s how the all-new iPhone flashlight in iOS 18 works with the Dynamic Island and new functionality. more….....»»

Category: topSource:  pcmagRelated NewsJun 12th, 2024

Ransomware gangs are adopting “more brutal” tactics amid crackdowns

Researchers fear real-world violence as law enforcement plays Whac-A-Mole with gangs. Enlarge (credit: Just_Super via Getty) Today, people around the world will head to school, doctor’s appointments, and pharmacies, on.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJun 11th, 2024

4,000-year-old Cretan hilltop mystifies Greek archaeologists. It could spell trouble for new airport

A big, round, 4,000-year-old stone building discovered on a Cretan hilltop is puzzling archaeologists and threatening to disrupt a major airport project on the Greek tourist island......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJun 11th, 2024