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Posts tagged penguins

September 20, 2019


Grounded, With Wings

According to natural selection, species evolve in ways that better enable them to survive and pass on their genes.  But sometimes evolution takes what may appear to be odd and unexpected turns.  Take, for example, birds that have wings but can’t fly.  What can explain this strange phenomenon?

February 13, 2019


Eating Jellyfish

New research has revealed a surprising number of jellyfish predators.

October 31, 2018


Tasteless Penguins  

Due to cold temperatures, penguins have lost the majority of their taste receptors.

June 20, 2017


Can you imagine a world with giant penguins?

The Giant Penguins of Peru

What was nearly five feet tall, gray and rust colored and ate fish?

April 29, 2016



Think Like a Penguin

Small behavioral differences can create space for peaceful cohabitation.

November 4, 2014



Penguin Buddy System

Two heads are better than one for disoriented orphan penguins trying to find their way back home.

August 19, 2013


These penguins could benefit from climate change

Climate Change May Actually Help Penguins

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

April 12, 2012



Bare Feet: Why So Warm

What keeps penguin's feet from freezing? Penguins' feet don't freeze because of the blood circulating in them.

June 3, 2011


To Keep Warm, Penguins Do The Wave

By synchronizing movements and huddling with one another, Emperor penguins can stay warm in the coldest place on Earth.

October 2, 2010


What’s Red, Grey, Scaly And Has Feathers?

This description sure doesn't sound like the penguin we know today, but it is actually one of its great ancestors!

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