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2014-12-15 15:02:33

Apparently the annoying kid from Jurassic Park was right: Velociraptors were "six-foot turkeys."

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2011-08-25 10:05:26

According to recent research on zebra finches, adventurous females choose mates with similar personalities, regardless of the male’s appearance and other assets.

2011-01-27 20:35:36

A study by experts at the University of Exeter has revealed that couples with similar personalities make much better parents than those with different dispositions – at least in the world of zebra finches.

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2010-11-09 08:50:00

A team of scientists has observed the activity of nerve cells in a songbird's brain as it is singing a particular song.

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2010-06-13 07:26:14

When zebra finches learn their songs from their father early in life, their brain is active during sleep.

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2010-03-31 12:55:00

An international research consortium has identified more than 800 genes that appear to play a role in the male zebra finch's ability to learn elaborate songs from his father.

2009-10-02 12:25:38

Altering the DNA of a zebra finch could reveal the process of vocal learning in vertebrate brains, scientists at New York's Rockefeller University say. The zebra finch is one of several of its species that learn to speak by imitating other zebra finches, said Fernando Nottebohm, who heads the Laboratory of Animal Behavior at Rockefeller University. By manipulating the genes of zebra finches, Nottebohm and his team hope to learn more about the neural circuitry that allows songbirds to learn...

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2008-11-13 12:55:00

A new study shows that songbirds learn to sing from a hymn sheet in their head.


Word of the Day
edulcoration
  • The act of sweetening by admixture of some saccharine substance.
The word 'edulcoration' comes from a Latin word meaning 'making sweet'.