Posts Tagged ‘pigeons’

What’s that Smell?

Friday, November 22nd, 2013
pigeons, homing, sea turtles, sniff, scent, smell, odor, loggerheads, climate, hiatus, warming

Sniff out how pigeons and sea turtles use their sense of smell to navigate and find food.

Head-Spinning Birds

Friday, February 1st, 2013
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Our science news round-up– How do owls spin their heads? Why do some pigeons sport fancy hairdos? How do homing pigeons get home?

Smart Birds?

Thursday, December 29th, 2011
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Not so “bird-brained” after all: it turns out that pigeons are good with numbers. Starlings, however, can make poor decisions when given too much information.

Helicopter Pigeons

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
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Are pigeons more like helicopters than flying rats?

Gambling Pigeons and Baseball

Friday, October 15th, 2010

Gambling pigeons, baseball, oil spill and the existence of Gliese 581g: Here are some science news stories we didn’t want you to miss this week.

Saturn’s Moons and Beer

Friday, October 8th, 2010

A ring-making moon, beers in space and lab girls: here are some of this week’s science news headlines we didn’t want you to miss.

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