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2014-05-09 08:58:07

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Electromagnetic noise from AM broadcast signals (or "electrosmog") could be interfering with the migratory flight paths of birds by disrupting the animals' "internal compass,” German researchers reported this week in the journal Nature. "At first, I was highly skeptical that this could be the explanation. But if you have seemingly unlikely effects then the proof needs to be much stronger - and that is why we have done so many...

Decoding Hidden Information On Robins' Feathers
2011-12-16 03:42:35

Red breasted robins are a classic symbol of the winter months and have adorned Christmas cards for over a century. Ornithologists studying the feathers of the European robin (Erithacus rubecula) have discovered that the red breast reveals more than simply the species of the owner. The findings, published in Ibis, reveal how the famous red breast varies in size and coloration over ages and sexes, suggesting it may be used to communicate features of the owner to other robins. The research,...

2011-02-15 16:08:07

According to Dr Annette Baudisch of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, current methods of comparing patterns of ageing are limited because they confound two different elements of ageing "“ pace and shape. "Some organisms live a short time, others live a long time. This is the pace of ageing. Short-lived species have a fast pace of ageing, and long-lived species have a slow pace of ageing. Pace describes how quickly the clock of life ticks away. For...


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2006-07-15 10:53:01

The American Robin, (Turdus migratorius), is a migratory songbird of the thrush family. The bird breeds throughout Canada and the United States. Though robins will occasionally overwinter in the northern U.S. and southern Canada, most migrate to the south, as far as Guatemala, in late August and return in late February and March. The American Robin is 25-28 cm (10-11 in) long. The upper body and head are gray, and the underside is orange -- usually brighter in the male. During the...

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