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Baby Owls Seen Sleeping Like Baby Humans
2013-08-02 08:24:01

Baby birds have sleep patterns similar to baby mammals, and their sleep changes in the same way when growing up.

Ravens Use Gestures To Signal Potential Partners
2011-11-30 06:37:06

Ravens use their beaks and wings to point and hold up objects in order to attract attention, much like humans use our hands to make gestures, according to a new study by German and Austrian experts.

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2011-07-14 10:39:47

The different populations of the South American Burrowing Parrot originated in Chile.

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2011-06-14 07:47:13

Sex difference in the brain varies according to social status.

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2011-03-25 07:58:21

The use of different environments by males and females in the parti-colored bat makes population estimation and thereby the conservation of the species more difficult.

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2010-12-08 14:52:23

A team of scientists have tracked the movement of European bee-eaters (Merops apiaster) along the Africa-Eurasia migration flyway with the help of tiny radio transmitters.

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2010-06-06 07:08:01

High testosterone in house sparrows darkens their bill.

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2010-05-19 13:20:54

Communication across species boundaries by echolocation calls in bats.

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2010-04-26 09:30:40

Some female zebra finches foist a part of their eggs on their neighbors.

2010-04-21 13:50:27

The results of genetic studies on migratory birds substantiate the theory that in the case of a continued global warming, and within only a few generations, migratory birds will - subject to strong selection and microevolution - at first begin to fly shorter distances and at a later stage, stop migrating, and will thus become so-called "residents".


Word of the Day
chomage
  • Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
  • A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).
The word chomage comes into English from French.]
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