On this day in 1496 Leonardo da Vinci tested a flying machine of his own invention. It didn't work at all but that's not stopped many people claiming he invented hang gliders and helicoptors.
And now, the news:
Man could create new mass extinction
Growing Atlantic dead zone shrinks habitat for bil...
2011 is the year to bring insects in from the cold...
Swiss fish of the year in deep waters
Sea Shepherd clashes with Japanese whalers
Shy bittern returns after 150 years
Bitterns are beautiful birds and rarely spotted even in the very few places they're reliatively common due to their excellent camouflage: