birds

Tech news

North America Lost Nearly 30% of Its Birds In the Last 50 Years

The hidden crisis amounts to a loss of almost 3 billion birds since 1970 due to human activity and climate change, scientists say, and requires action.
Sarah Wells
a day ago
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
8.7.19
Science

Humans Have Done 50 Million Years of Damage to New Zealand’s Birds

It would take longer than humans have been on this Earth to recover the number of bird species lost in New Zealand.
Madeleine Gregory
8.5.19
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
7.8.19
Science

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
6.13.19
tech-science

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
5.21.19
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
5.20.19
Science

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
5.10.19
tech-science

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
5.9.19
Motherboard

Florida Man Killed by World’s Most Dangerous Bird

“He was doing what he loved.”
Sarah Emerson
4.15.19
Review

'Falcon Age' Is a Damning Anti-Colonialist Story In Search of a Better Game

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE this cute bird. This bird is like family to me. BUT...
Natalie Watson
4.11.19
Motherboard

Scientists Gave Alligators Ketamine and Headphones to Understand Dinosaur Hearing

An experiment involving 40 drugged alligators reveals how dinosaurs might have located sounds in their environment.
Becky Ferreira
3.18.19
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