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May 19, 2014

 

A crow, with its head cocked to one side, stands against a greenish background.

Research Shows Bird Brains Aren’t So Bad

Not exactly sure what difference between the cerebral cortex and the basal ganglia is? That's okay. Experts get confused too, as with the case of bird brains.

May 5, 2014

 

An alligator lays in flowers and grass with mouth open wide.

Alligator And Crocodile Tools

Reptiles often get a bad rap for their supposed dim wits. As it turns out, though, they're actually pretty darn clever.

April 24, 2014

 

An artic tern in flight

A Band Of Birds

What should you do if you find a dead bird that's been banded by scientists?

December 10, 2013

 

A cardinal, a type of bird known for its singing, perches on a branch.

Sleeping Song Birds

Birds not only sing in their sleep, but they also dream in song.

November 22, 2013

 

Close-up of a tabby cat's face

U.S. Cats Responsible For Billions Of Bird Deaths, Study Finds

New research reveals how many birds are killed by cats each year. The numbers will alarm you!

November 22, 2013

 

A bee clings to a twig with it's mouth, and appears to be resting.

Do Bugs Sleep?

Sorry BUGS, your brain isn't equipped for REM sleep, or any sleep for that matter.

August 19, 2013

 

penguins walking around the snow

Climate Change May Actually Help Penguins

Is it possible that some animals actually benefit from climate change?

August 6, 2013

 

airplane in the sunset

Story Problems For The Birds

Say you load a plane with 2,000 lbs worth of birds. If the birds fly in circles inside the plane, will it be able to take off? Find out on Moment of Science.

April 19, 2012

 

shelf fungus growing on a tree

Friendly Fungus Amongus

What do you think, is shelf fungus the tree's friend or foe?

November 1, 2011

 

close up of a fruit fly

Flies’ Eyes And Human Eyes May Be Closely Related

Scientists found that nearly identical genes play key roles in the formation of the eyes in mammals and fruit flies.

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