Researchers use microRNA to trap mutant viruses in the lab
Bird brains predate birds themselves: 'Flight-ready' brain was present in some non-avian dinosaurs
New research provides evidence that dinosaurs evolved the brainpower necessary for flight well before they actually took to the air as birds. Based on high-resolution X-ray computed tomographic (CT) scans, ...
Researchers find similarities in the way birds and babies learn to 'talk'
Fragile mega-galaxy is missing link in history of cosmos
Two hungry young galaxies that collided 11 billion years ago are rapidly forming a massive galaxy about 10 times the size of the Milky Way, according to UC Irvine-led research published Wednesday in the journal ...
New evidence suggests some birds gave up flight to become better swimmers
Research sheds light on how patterns form in bird feathers
Computer simulations show evolution of birds' crouch likely due to increase in forelimb size (w/ video)
Signalers vs. strong silent types: Sparrows exude personalities during fights
Like humans, some song sparrows are more effusive than others, at least when it comes to defending their territories. New findings from the University of Washington show that consistent individual differences ...
Birds with badges
A New Zealand bird that conspicuously displays its status on the top of its head can provide valuable insight into the social conventions of all creatures, including humans, scientists have found.
Beak evolution in some dinosaurs likely associated with diet, not flight, study shows
Beaks are a typical hallmark of modern birds and can be found in a huge variety of forms and shapes. However, it is less well known that keratin-covered beaks had already evolved in different groups of dinosaurs ...
Neurobiologists investigate neuronal basis of crows' intelligence
Scientists have long suspected that corvids – the family of birds including ravens, crows and magpies – are highly intelligent. Now, Tübingen neurobiologists Lena Veit und Professor Andreas Nieder have ...
Study duo find adaptive value of same-sex pairing in Laysan albatross
City birds tougher than their country counterparts
Urban breeding birds appeared to cope better with the UK's cold, wet spring of 2012 than those living in woodland.
Birds predict weather change and adjust behaviour by reading barometric pressure
(Phys.org) —A new study from Western University's Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) proves through experimentation that birds can predict changes in the weather by reading the rise and fall of barometric ...