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New Zealand Parrot Found to Have a Contagious Laugh (Video)
Laughter, as they say, is contagious. While that adage presumably pertains to people, a team of scientists led by Raoul Schwing of Austria’s Messerli Research Institute learned that it is ...
March 27, 2017
Solar Plant Incinerates 6,000 Birds per Year
Every day, along I-15 near Las Vegas, dozens of birds fly into concentrated beams of sunlight and are totally ...
September 18, 2016
Remarkable Image Shows What Living in Urban Environment Does to Birds (Video)
City life can be incredibly stressful, and it appears humans aren’t the only urban inhabitants affected by the ...
June 21, 2016
Pigeons in London Are Monitoring the City’s Air Quality
A flock of pigeons set out on March 14 in London, but this time it's to help the ...
March 15, 2016
Quiet Winter Riversides May Still Be Full of Birds
In the summer, the air around California’s Central Valley rivers and streams is lively with birds flapping and ...
September 29, 2015
Swan’s Springy Neck Inspires Better Drone Cameras
Swans and geese are the envy of aeronautical engineers.
August 31, 2015
Pure Tones Make It Tougher to Isolate Noises
In a noisy restaurant, music plays, glasses clink, and servers discuss the specials. All of these sounds hit ...
June 24, 2015
Some Birds ‘Sign’ Eggs to Weed out Impostors
In the scrublands of southern Zambia, birds are practicing what's known as "brood parasitism"—laying eggs in the nests ...
June 19, 2015
To Build Better Aircraft, Watch the Birdie (and the Bee)
Researchers are taking cues from how birds and bees use vision in flight to design future autopilots and ...
June 15, 2015
Smart, Social, Messy Pets
Atina Cote's three birds roam freely in her home, participate in making bird treats and bird toys, nibble ...
June 7, 2015
The Associated Press
Have You Noticed How Urban Birds No Longer Fear Man?
I have been a bird watcher for many years and name among my sightings rare green and tricolored ...
May 16, 2015
How the Beak is Providing a Breakthrough in Bird Evolution (Video)
Researchers have made a breakthrough in understanding exactly how ancient dinosaurs evolved into modern birds.
May 12, 2015
Camera Traps Catch Rare Amazon Bird Following Peccaries
Renzo Piana, the director of science and research with the Amazon Conservation Association, described the bird as "rare," ...
April 26, 2015
Surveys Put a Price Tag on Urban Birds
Rather than asking people about the economic value of charismatic or endangered species, a new study asks city-dwellers ...
April 11, 2015
University of Washington
Cleaning Up Massive Oil Spills, How Do They Do It?
The old adage "oil and water don't mix," is sometimes a good thing when it comes to getting ...
March 12, 2015
Birds Can Sense Extreme Weather Events and Storms More Than 24 Hours in Advance
What makes the warblers' escape even more incredible is the fact that it occurred while weather conditions at ...
January 23, 2015
Ethan A. Huff
Research Shows Same Genes Control Speech in Humans and Birds (Video)
Humans and song birds, such as hummingbirds, share nearly 50 common genes that are behind their vocal capabilities.
December 21, 2014
Why Don’t Birds Have Teeth? Scientists Solve Mystery
[Transcript] "Birds are the modern day ancestors of dinosaurs, but unlike their predecessors, birds no longer have teeth. ...
December 15, 2014
Most Birds Can’t Taste Sugar – Here’s Why the Hummingbird Can
Chickens are not fussy eaters. Any object resembling food is worth an exploratory peck. But give a chicken ...
September 15, 2014
Toxic Gulls: Quebec’s Contaminated Bird Colony Offers Clues About Flame Retardants
The gulls that inhabit Deslauriers Island every summer are the most contaminated colony in Canada when it comes ...
September 4, 2014
New York Too Busy to Care? Center Rescues City’s Injured Birds
We’ll never recover our reputation for being a tough, brutally “Darwinian” city after you hear what goes on ...
August 30, 2014
Pesticides Linked to Bee Collapse Now Blamed for Bird Declines
In recent years the evidence has piled up that neonicotinoids—a hugely popular group of pesticide—may be at ...
July 16, 2014
How Cooperative Birds Deal With Freeloaders
New research with sociable weavers, a cooperative breeding bird from the savannahs of southern Africa, suggests how some ...
July 8, 2014
Mystical and Magical, This Feather Art Will Carry You to Another World (Photo Gallery)
A love of the natural world and a constant sense of wanderlust inspire Brenda Lyon's art. Her art, ...
June 30, 2014
Top 3 Misbehaving Animals of the Week
When animals misbehave, it can be cute, frustrating, or even creepy. John Costello had to fish his car ...
June 7, 2014
Watch What Happens When Birds Nesting in a Building Under Construction Are Locked In
Grant Hughes, a photographer from British Columbia, Canada, posted a video on YouTube of a group of swallows ...
May 26, 2014
Britain’s Prince Andrew Halts Public Duties Over Sex Scandal
104 Arrested in Undercover Florida Trafficking Operation
Ukraine Deepens Probe Against Burisma Founder to Embezzlement of State Funds
Reagan’s Epochal Battle Against Communism Offers Lessons
Trump Latest Judicial Confirmation Flips 11th Circuit Court to GOP-Appointed Majority
Witnesses Confirm Reports by Journalist Frequently Cited in Impeachment Probe
Every Impeachment Witness Has Said Yes to Possible Hunter Biden Conflict of Interest: Stefanik