birds
Image of the Day: Eggshell Edifice
Image of the Day: Eggshell Edifice
The Scientist Staff | Apr 6, 2018
A new 3-D model plumbs the molecular intricacies of eggshell composition.
Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Another Bird Telomere Study, Different Results
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 21, 2018
Two studies examining the effects of parents’ ages on their offsprings’ telomere lengths come to opposite conclusions.  
Number-Selective Neurons Found in Untrained Crows’ Brains
Number-Selective Neurons Found in Untrained Crows’ Brains
Diana Kwon | Mar 15, 2018
The finding suggests corvids may have an innate sense of number.
Feathered Dino <em>Archaeopteryx</em> Probably Flew Like a Pheasant
Feathered Dino Archaeopteryx Probably Flew Like a Pheasant
Ashley Yeager | Mar 13, 2018
High-tech imaging of the Jurassic creature’s humerus and ulna bones reveals it flapped its wings to evade predators.
Image of the Day: See You Later!
Image of the Day: See You Later!
The Scientist Staff | Jan 8, 2018
Developmental biologists take a close look at how alligator embryos grow. 
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 
Image of the Day: Where Have All The Pigeons Gone? 
The Scientist Staff | Dec 8, 2017
A new study sheds light on how the most abundant bird in North America went extinct. 
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
Australian Magpie-Lark Duet
The Scientist Staff | Nov 30, 2017
The birds sing together to help defend their territory.
How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes
How Animals and Plants Weather Hurricanes
Ashley Yeager | Oct 6, 2017
Studies suggest not all critters fare well in extreme weather, though some thrive.
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
The Caterpillar that Cries Wolf
Mary Bates | Sep 22, 2017
In a case of acoustic deception, caterpillars mimic bird alarm calls to defend themselves.
Flycatchers’ Song Preference Linked to Genes
Flycatchers’ Song Preference Linked to Genes
Diana Kwon | Jun 14, 2017
The birds learn the songs of their conspecifics even when raised by another species.