This dinosaur's huge body didn't work the way we thought it did

Sauropods were some of the most successful dinosaurs that ever lived, partly thanks to the way they used their long necks to reach food. But a new study of ostrich necks reveals that what we thought we knew about the evolution of these dinosaurs was wrong. » 8/15/13 1:31pm 8/15/13 1:31pm

Ostriches sleep like platypuses (and look wide awake when they do)

How does an ostrich sleep? Almost imperceptibly, it seems. Even though an ostrich might be sound asleep, it can look wide awake or, at most, a little drowsy. John Lesku from the Max Planck Institute of Ornithology discovered this by fitting six ostrichers with "Neurologgers", electrode-laden helmets that measures their… » 8/28/11 1:30pm 8/28/11 1:30pm