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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.

Infrasound Study Reveals Why Some Homing Pigeons Get Lost
2013-01-31 12:35:04

In a new study, Jonathan Hagstrum, from the US Geological Survey (USGS), set out to find why pigeons released from a certain part of New York State always seem to have problems finding their way back home.


Word of the Day
dittany
  • An aromatic woolly plant (Origanum dictamnus) native to Crete, formerly believed to have magical powers.
The word 'dittany' may come from the name of Mount Diktē in Crete, where it was supposed to grow.
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