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2014-04-10 12:25:38

PHILADELPHIA, April 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Travel to New Guinea this spring and follow a real-life adventure to discover exotic birds-of-paradise, an elegant example of extreme evolution, in the highly interactive exhibit Birds of Paradise: Amazing Avian Evolution, at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. Found only in New Guinea and parts of Australia, birds-of-paradise are known for their ornate feathers and tail plumes and elaborate mating rituals that...

Cornell Digitizes The Sounds Of Biodiversity
2013-01-16 09:44:18

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online It´s a jungle out there, and a new online archive from Cornell University allows you to bring the sounds of that jungle into your own home. Archivists at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology have digitized all the analog recordings of biodiversity in their collection, going back to 1929, and posted them in the online Macaulay Library. "In terms of speed and the breadth of material now accessible to anyone in the world, this is...

2010-02-03 10:03:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pennsylvania Game Commission officials are encouraging bird and nature fans throughout the state to join tens of thousands of everyday North American bird watchers for the 13th annual Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), Feb. 12-15. A joint project of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and the National Audubon Society, this free event is an opportunity for families, students, and people of all ages to discover the wonders of nature in backyards,...

2008-05-06 17:28:49

The thirteen buoys of the Right Whale Listening Network listen for endangered right whales crossing shipping channels, and provide a warning to ships to slow down. The smart buoys were developed at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution The busy shipping lanes in Massachusetts Bay (and elsewhere along the east coast) have been the site of deadly collisions between the gentle whales and merchant ships. The Right Whale Listening Network uses...

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2008-04-28 14:40:00

Endangered North Atlantic right whales are safer along Massachusetts Bay's busy shipping lanes this spring, thanks to a new system of smart buoys. The buoys recognize whales' distinctive calls and route the information to a public Web site and a marine warning system, giving ships the chance to avoid deadly collisions.The 10-buoy Right Whale Listening Network - developed at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution - is arriving barely in time for the beleaguered...

2005-08-26 19:08:55

ITHACA, N.Y. -- On April 25, 2004, University of Arkansas researcher David Luneau accidentally kept a video camera running as his canoe drifted through a bayou in the Big Woods of Arkansas -- and recorded an ivory-billed woodpecker. The video, blurry because the recorder was on auto focus, was the main piece of evidence featured online in an April 25 Science Express paper claiming the rediscovery of the woodpecker, once thought to be extinct. While skeptics have refuted the video, claiming...

2005-08-24 17:17:40

ITHACA, N.Y. -- Now hear this: After analyzing more than 18,000 hours of recordings from the swampy forests of eastern Arkansas, researchers at the Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology at Cornell University have released recordings offering further evidence -- including the legendary bird's distinctive double knock -- for the existence of the ivory-billed woodpecker, once thought extinct. These sounds were recorded in the same area of Arkansas where the species was rediscovered in 2004. The...


Word of the Day
rhyparography
  • Genre or still-life pictures, including all subjects of a trivial, coarse, or common kind: so called in contempt.
According to the OED, "the sense ‘a painting’ in English is probably due to the influence of lithograph n., photograph n., etc."