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Midair Collision

By | March 1, 2014

A Canada goose smashes into the cockpit of a small plane, highlighting the dangers of birdstrikes.

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The Flight Size

By | February 5, 2014

The metabolic intensity of powered flight seems to have caused some bird genomes to shrink.

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Flight Plan

By | January 17, 2014

Birds flying in V formations coordinate their position and flapping in ways predicted to maximize energy conservation.

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Flapless Flight

By | January 1, 2014

New research increases the understanding of how albatrosses fly effortlessly by harvesting energy out of thin air.

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Behavior Brief

By | October 8, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Birds Guard Coffee Farms

By | September 9, 2013

Avian species significantly reduce coffee berry borer beetle infestations in Costa Rica.

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Behavior Brief

By | August 21, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Bird Flu Spreads Between People

By | August 7, 2013

The H7N9 avian flu strain appears to have been transmitted from human to human for the first time, but its ability to jump between people is limited.

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Behavior Brief

By | July 8, 2013

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Bird Song Explains Why Babies Babble

By | July 2, 2013

Both birds and children struggle to learn transitions between syllables, practicing them extensively as they learn to speak or sing.

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