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Homing Pigeons Follow Their Noses
2013-11-06 12:14:54

A scientist writing in the journal Biogeosciences suggests that homing pigeons may using their noses to help guide them back home.

Homing Pigeons Fly Home Using Mental Map
2013-07-25 11:18:13

Homing pigeons fly off from an unknown place in unfamiliar territory and still manage to find their way home.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.