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Airports Testing Radar That Could Spot Birds
Science & Tech  (tags: research, NewTechnology, airport, science, technology, flocks, birds, collisions )

Lynne
- 1908 days ago - newsday.com
NEW YORK - A handful of U.S. airports will soon begin testing experimental radar systems designed to track flocks of birds.
Scientists Find a Missing Link
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, ancient, scientists, dinosaurs, feathers, evolution, china, paleontology, birds, birdlike dinosaurs )

Chris
- 1911 days ago - popsci.com.au
A new fossil sheds light on the evolution of feathers and a rare group of dinosaurs
Fossil Feathers Reveal Their Hues
Science & Tech  (tags: Paleontology, ornithology, avian species, extinct species, feathers, feather colour, genetics, feather structure, flight, birds )

Rooibos
- 2109 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
The complex coloured plumage of extinct birds which once soared over the heads of dinosaurs could soon be revealed
Bird Study Reveals 10 Things You Didn't Know
Science & Tech  (tags: birds, evolution, evolutionary tree, genetic analysis, genetics, avian )

Francois
- 2123 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Scientists have just discovered a flock of unexpected new avian facts, based on an analysis of genetic data that yielded an evolutionary tree full of surprises.
BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Bird Family Trees Predict Decline
Science & Tech  (tags: birds, research, science, genetics, populations )

Meadow
- 2137 days ago - news.bbc.co.uk
A new genetic family tree of the UK's birds may help predict which will see their populations decline in future
Bird Uses 'Whiskers' Like a Cat
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, birds, environment, habitat, wildlife, research, science, study, discovery )

JR
- 2224 days ago - nature.com
Aptly named whiskered auklets (Aethia pygmaea ) breed on the volcanic Aleutian and Kuril Islands that rim the north Pacific.Seeing in the dark: 'whiskers' help these birds to sense their surroundings.
Early Bird Does Not Always Get Worm
Science & Tech  (tags: biology, research, science, study, birds, egg, hatch, incubating, sparrow, discovery, interesting )

JR
- 2228 days ago - uncnews.unc.edu
New research findings somewhat counter to common wisdom,which holds that baby birds that are laid before their brood mates have a better chance of surviving long enough to leave the nest.In fact first laid eggs are the least likely to hatch at all.
Bird Not Seen for 80 Years Spotted in Pacific
Science & Tech  (tags: Birds, endangered, environment, extinction, GoodNews, goodnews, habitat, protection, wildlife )

Brendan
- 2234 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A bird not seen for almost 80 years has been rediscovered in the Pacific to the delight of conservationists.
Study Shows Darwin Was Wrong About the Origins of Chickens
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, technology, study, Charles Darwin, evolution, birds, discovery )

JR
- 2239 days ago - sciencedaily.com
A novel study has revealed the genetic basis for the appearance of yellow skin in billions of chickens raised worldwide.demonstrating that though Charles Darwin was right about many things, his view on the origins of the chicken was not entirely correct.
Birds Flew Over Dinos, Gene Study Claims
Science & Tech  (tags: discovery, animals, dinasours, birds, science )

Jacquelin
- 2263 days ago - dsc.discovery.com
Modern birds likely first emerged around 100 million years ago, well before dinosaurs became extinct, according to a new genetic study that indicates birds have been around for a lot longer than previously thought. The prevailing theory has been that m
Birds Shed Light on Female Fickleness
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, research, interesting, birds, women, fickleness )

Simone
- 2275 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
It may come as no surprise to men, who one day are expected to show their feminine side, and the next to act like a swaggering macho male. But research published today sheds new light on the female prerogative to change her mind, suggesting that
Fla. Airport Using Dog to Stop Collisions : US World
Science & Tech  (tags: airplanes, birds, performance, dog )

Jonathan
- 2288 days ago - earthtimes.org
Southwest Florida International Airport is using a dog named Radar to prevent collisions between birds and airplanes, a report said.birds in the area can eventually adjust to the typical sounds associated with airports, the sound of a dog barking C Comm
Found in France, a 30 Million-Year-Old Hummingbird Fossil
Science & Tech  (tags: birds, hummingbird, fossils, discovery )

Rosie
- 2312 days ago - news.independent.co.uk
The "rediscovery" of a stunningly-preserved 30 million-year-old hummingbird fossil in southern France has deepened the mystery of why these fragile creatures disappeared from Europe and now exist only on the American continent.
Threatened Birds May Be Rarer Than Geographic Range Maps Suggest
Science & Tech  (tags: birds, animal welfare, endangered, environment, extinction, habitat, wildlife, research, science, study, technology )

JR
- 2322 days ago - ucsdnews.ucsd.edu
Geographic range maps that allow conservationists to estimate the distribution of birds may vastly underestimate the actual population size of threatened species and those with specific habitats.
Were Dinosaurs Colorful? - Yahoo! News
Science & Tech  (tags: dinosaurs, color, birds, visual display, diurnal )

Eduardo
- 2323 days ago - news.yahoo.com
Dinosaurs were most likely as colorful as birds because birds are their descendants. Visual display is very important to animals that are active in daylight. Most reptiles, including almost all the birds, are diurnal and therefore use color for display
 

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