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December 19, 2016

 

Owls can only look straight forward.

Staring Eyes and Swiveling Necks

Why are owls such efficient predators? Large eyes and flexible necks.

August 23, 2016

 

This turkey has a decent snood, but may not be the first pick of the females.

Females Prefer Long Snoods

Male humans try and attract potential mates by your pectorals, the stretch of your Ferrari, and the mass of your bank account, but Turkeys like long snoods...

August 5, 2016

 

This goose is laying down his neck in the grass looking for something while showing his teeth.

Bird Teeth

Do birds have teeth? Not anymore, but they once did, when they were more similar to dinosaurs.

December 16, 2013

 

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What’s With All These Crows?

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

July 17, 2013

 

The recently discovered fossil Aurornis xi, provides new evidence that its more famous close relative Archaeopteryx is the ancestor of all birds.

Fossil Discovery Clarifies The Evolution Of Birds

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

September 13, 2011

 

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

 

Cuckoos Could Win A “Worst Parents” Award

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

September 21, 2010

 

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

 

Evolution In Action

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

July 15, 2009

 

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.

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