birds

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
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
2.27.19
Comics!

'Getting a Tan in Central Park,' Today's Comic by Brian Blomerth

While Yorna works on her tan, some unexpected company flies in.
Brian Blomerth
11.16.18
Motherboard

People Keep Calling the Cops on These Drunk Birds

“There is no need to call law enforcement about these birds as they should sober up in a short period of time.”
Becky Ferreira
10.4.18
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