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December 16, 2013

 

Two crows take flight

What’s With All These Crows?

Some come in flocks. Some come in droves. And some come in murders.

July 17, 2013

 

Archaeopteryx fossil

Fossil Discovery Clarifies The Evolution Of Birds

New fossils unearthed in China cast light on the evolution of today's fliers.

September 13, 2011

 

bird on a wire

Why Aren’t Bird Electrocuted When They Perch On Power Lines?

Have you ever wondered why birds aren't electrocuted by the currents that flow through high-voltage power lines?

April 14, 2011

 

cuckoo resting

Cuckoos Could Win A “Worst Parents” Award

Cuckoos could win the award for "Worst Parent" award. Find out why!

September 21, 2010

 

man and dog on the beach with a balloon

10 Awesome Things To Know About Your Pet

Why does my pet do that? A Moment of Science gathers some of our favorite pet-related podcasts.

December 28, 2009

 

rainforest257

Evolution In Action

Why did rainforests evolve so much more diversity than other parts of the globe?

July 15, 2009

 

Bald-headed vulture

Vultures May Be Bald, But They Keep It Cool

It's difficult to look at a vulture's conspicuous baldness without thinking of some crotchety old man having a bad day, but vultures are bald for a reason.

January 26, 2009

 

Baby scops owl with head turned

Staring Eyes and Swiveling Necks

Owls use their giant, staring eyes and that amazingly swivel-prone neck as part of an overall system for catching prey.

September 25, 2008

 

robin

How Do Robins And Other Birds Find Worms?

The early bird catches the worm. But, how do Robins find worms?

June 24, 2008

 

A Godwit flying

Longest Non-stop Bird Flight Ever Recorded

A female godwit has logged the longest non-stop bird flight ever recorded. Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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