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Image of the Day: Migrating Storks

By Jim Daley | May 25, 2018

Ornithologists tagged 27 juvenile birds to track the way they use updrafts of air heated by the sun to migrate over long distances.

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image: Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

Present-Day Arboreal Birds Have Ground-Dwelling Past

By Sukanya Charuchandra | May 24, 2018

A mass extinction event from an asteroid hitting Earth wiped out forests and, concurrently, tree-dwelling birds.  

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image: Image of the Day: Bird Braincase

Image of the Day: Bird Braincase

By The Scientist Staff | May 4, 2018

Newly discovered fossils shed light on the structure of the feeding apparatus of ancient seabirds.

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image: Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise

Image of the Day: Bird-of-Paradise

By The Scientist Staff | April 25, 2018

A unique courtship dance clued researchers in to the fact that they had a new species on their hands.

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image: Image of the Day: Eggshell Edifice

Image of the Day: Eggshell Edifice

By The Scientist Staff | April 6, 2018

A new 3-D model plumbs the molecular intricacies of eggshell composition.

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image: Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results

Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results

By Anna Azvolinsky | March 21, 2018

Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.  

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The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.

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High-tech imaging of the Jurassic creature’s humerus and ulna bones reveals it flapped its wings to evade predators.

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image: Image of the Day: See You Later!

Image of the Day: See You Later!

By The Scientist Staff | January 8, 2018

Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 

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image: Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 

Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 

By The Scientist Staff | December 8, 2017

A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct. 

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