Posts Tagged ‘birds’

Secrets of Flight

Monday, April 14th, 2014
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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.

The Patterns of Fluid Movement

Thursday, February 20th, 2014
whales, birds, bats, bend, propulsion, fluid, motion, winds, tails, fins, marine, jellyfish

Do the wings of an airborne monarch butterfly move through the air the same way the tail of a bottlenose dolphin moves through the sea?

A Colorful Past

Wednesday, February 19th, 2014
dinosaurs, birds, mammals, color, melanin, melanosomes, maniraptoran, feathers, flight

When did color explode on the scene?

Will You Be Mine?

Friday, February 14th, 2014
valentines, valentine, mating, romance, love, animals, minks, spiders, sea slugs, bats, lyrebirds, mice, monkeys, birds, zoos

Learn what animals will do for love…

Fall Migrations

Friday, November 1st, 2013
alison young, autumn, birds, fall, hawks, migrations, Moe Flannery, whales

Learn about local fall migrations and how you can help track the migrating animals.

The Dark-Eyed Junco

Friday, October 18th, 2013
evolution, diversification, birds, juncos, dark, eye, eyes, yellow, north america, south america, indiana university, uc san diego

Want to witness evolution in action? Learn more about these abundant North American birds. Excerpts from Ordinary Extraordinary Junco.

Undoing Extinction

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
passenger, pigoen, birds, de-extinction, extinction, genetic engineering, DNA, jack dumbacher, revive, restore

Scientists are trying to revive and restore a tragically lost species, the passenger pigeon.

Whooping Crane Migration

Thursday, September 5th, 2013
birds, whoopers, whooping, cranes, migrations, usgs, usda, extinction, rebound, captive breeding

Humans are learning a lot about whooping crane migration behavior from a distance.

Speed Limits for the Birds

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
crows, birds, songbirds, blackbirds, sparrows, jack dumbacher, cars, speed, france, highway

Can birds read speed limit signs?

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