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Science  31 May 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6136, pp. 1024-1025
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6136.1024-c

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Researchers claim that a beautifully preserved, 170-million-year-old skeleton from China's fossil-rich Liaoning province, dubbed Aurornis xui, is the earliest known-for-sure bird. And the new Will Smith flick After Earth is an ecological fable with a stark moral about humans' impact on the planet—a movie that scientifically quickly goes off the rails but provides an opportunity for scientists to grab an interested audience's attention to counter misinformation.