food news

Glaring At Seagulls Will Make Them Leave Your Food Alone, Experts Say

One New Jersey city has been using trained falcons to scare off these thieving birds—but there's an easier way, researchers claim.
Jelisa Castrodale
food news

It's Disturbingly Common for Seagulls to Get Into Our Food Supply

A photo of a curry-covered seagull just went viral, but it isn't the first bird to end up in a vat of food at a factory.
Bettina Makalintal

Darwin’s Finches Are In Danger Because a Parasite Is Changing Their Mating Song

By deforming their beaks, an introduced parasite is causing two finch species to hybridize, changing the course of their evolution.
Madeleine Gregory

Ravens Spread Negative Emotions to Their Friends, Study Finds

“Our findings thus suggest negative emotional contagion in ravens, and in turn advance our understanding of the evolution of empathy.”
Becky Ferreira
food news

Millions of Birds Are Vacuumed to Death Every Year for Our Martini Olives

Olives have a better flavor if they’re harvested at night, which is bad news for the birds who tend to sleep in those trees.
Jelisa Castrodale

New Zealand Man Goes Swimming, Finds Footprints of Extinct Mega-Bird

“I was just going for a casual swim, so it’s escalated a bit.”
Sarah Emerson

This Bird Went Extinct and Then Evolved Into Existence Again

"We know of no other example in rails, or of birds in general, that demonstrates this phenomenon so evidently.”
Becky Ferreira
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Opium-Addicted Parrots Keep Raiding Poppy Farms in India

Poppy farmers are being forced to guard their crops against the drug-addled birds, who get high off the narcotic effects of the plant.
Gavin Butler
News of Zealand

New Zealand Man Pleads Guilty to Killing “Extinct” Kea

"It's just a fucking bird," he told his co-workers.
Zoe Madden-Smith
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Drunk Birds Are Currently Terrorizing a Town in Minnesota

They're turnt up and they're dive-bombing moving cars.
River Donaghey
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Parrot, Just Wanting Some Space, Tells Rescuers to ‘Fuck Off’

Firefighters told the bird they loved her, but the bird wasn’t ready for that love.
Mack Lamoureux

Highly Intelligent Crows Are Now Being Employed as Garbage Collectors

Today, six trained crows started a new job at a French theme park that looks like a 'Game of Thrones' set.
Beckett Mufson