Posts Tagged ‘birds’


Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

From dinosaur arms to bird wings and Hyde to Jekyll bacteria, two studies published today examine evolutionary transformations.

Cockatoo Smarts

Thursday, September 4th, 2014
birds, intelligence, tools, tool use, tool making, cockatoos

Cockatoos demonstrate that they’re not so bird-brained after all.

Birds and Precipitation

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014
precipitation, global warming, climate change, West, Northwest, birds, hummingbirds

Changing precipitation affects birds more than rising temperatures.

Happy Pollinator Week

Friday, June 20th, 2014
honey bees, honeybees, pollination, pollinators, birds, bats, flies, UC Berkeley

Celebrate some of the hardest workers in the natural world!

The Bird Poop Disguise

Monday, June 2nd, 2014
spiders, birds, droppings, poop, camouflage

Do these Asian spiders look like bird poop for a reason?

Migratory Birds and AM Radio

Thursday, May 8th, 2014
birds, robins, electromagnetic, magnetic field, migration

Can a small amount of electromagnetic noise disturb birds’ sense of direction?

Incredibly (Successful) Shrinking Dinosaurs

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014
dinosaurs, maniraptoran, birds, size, evolution, adaptation

How do you survive extinction? Try different, smaller sizes.

Animal Intelligence

Monday, May 5th, 2014
ravens, drongos, birds, intelligence, intelligent, animals, animal, red deer, domestication, pets

Does size matter for self control? Would ravens do well on Facebook? Are Czech deer still fighting the Cold War? Does niceness equal stupidity?

Secrets of Flight

Monday, April 14th, 2014

Scientists are studying animals and insects to learn their secrets of flight.

Hummingbird Evolution

Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
hummbirds, evolution, birds, south america, diversification, UC Berkeley, Robert Dudley

Researchers are tracking hummingbirds’ remarkable evolution from millions of years ago to the future.

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