Posts Tagged ‘jack dumbacher’

Undoing Extinction

Wednesday, September 25th, 2013
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Scientists are trying to revive and restore a tragically lost species, the passenger pigeon.

Speed Limits for the Birds

Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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Can birds read speed limit signs?

Birds and Climate Change

Friday, July 12th, 2013
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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
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Swallows in Nebraska have evolved shorter wingspans to stay away from cars.

Unseasonal Migrations

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
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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
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For song sparrows, beak size does matter.

Islands, Birds and Disease

Thursday, December 1st, 2011
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Researcher Jack Dumbacher returns to Papua New Guinea each year, always finding something new.

Birds of a Feather

Friday, November 11th, 2011
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Birds of a feather: enjoy recent stories of the science of birds in today’s news roundup.

Collections Stories: Avian Pox

Thursday, January 13th, 2011
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Researchers, using the Academy’s collections, have discovered when avian pox arrived on the Galapagos Islands.

Science News Round-up!

Friday, January 7th, 2011
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Massive Die-Offs, Oil and DNA Sequencing: 2011 started off with a bang—science news-wise.

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