Posts Tagged ‘jack dumbacher’

Corvid Week: Speed Limits For The Birds

Wednesday, July 16th, 2014
carrion crow, corvids, flight, speed, roads, france, speed limits

Are birds timing their escapes based on posted speed-limit signs?

Skulls: Scaffolding Under the Skin

Wednesday, May 14th, 2014
skulls, science today, life, Academy research, Jack Dumbacher, Moe Flannery

A peek behind-the-scenes at the Academy’s new Skulls exhibit.

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.

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?

Birds and Climate Change

Friday, July 12th, 2013
birds, climate, change, global warming, great tits, oxford, Jack Dumbacher, temperature, invasive, species

How will climate change affect different species? Will organisms be able to adapt quickly enough to survive in a rapidly changing environment?

Roadkill and Wing Size

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013
swallows, jack dumbacher, birds, evolution, adaptation, selection, wings, cars, autos, roadkill, Nebraska

Swallows in Nebraska have evolved shorter wingspans to stay away from cars.

Unseasonal Migrations

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012

This video was produced by youth participating in the 2012 Science in Action Summer Intensive. A project of the Academy’s Digital Learning Department, generously funded by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.

Size of a Beak

Monday, July 30th, 2012

For song sparrows, beak size does matter.

Islands, Birds and Disease

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
Screen shot 2011-11-30 at 4.27.28 PM

Researcher Jack Dumbacher returns to Papua New Guinea each year, always finding something new.

Birds of a Feather

Friday, November 11th, 2011

Birds of a feather: enjoy recent stories of the science of birds in today’s news roundup.

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