Study of starling flight reveals message from turning bird sweeps through flock at constant speed
Genome study indicates peacock eyespots likely developed to impress females
Your next Angry Birds opponent could be a robot
With the help of a smart tablet and Angry Birds, children can now do something typically reserved for engineers and computer scientists: program a robot to learn new skills. The Georgia Institute of Technology ...
World's largest-ever flying bird identified
Scientists have identified the fossilized remains of an extinct giant bird that could be the biggest flying bird ever found. With an estimated 20-24-foot wingspan, the creature surpassed size estimates based ...
New fossil shows Archaeopteryx sported 'feathered trousers'
The origin of feathers and the origin of flight have been a contentious chicken-and-egg issue in the scientific world for decades. Did feathers develop as a flight mechanism - or were they first used for ...
Not too fast, not too slow: Researchers untangle energetics of extinct dinosaurs
(Phys.org) —Dinosaurs dominated the landscape for more than 100 million years, but all that remains today are bones. This has made it difficult to solve a long-standing and contentious puzzle: were dinosaurs ...
47 million year old bird fossil offers evidence of oldest known pollinator
The incredible shrinking dinosaur
Dinosaurs still roam the Earth - only now, according to researchers at the University of Oxford, they rule the air. At least, according this landmark study, their miniaturized forms do.
Ancient DNA ends Aussie claim to kiwi origins
Australia can no longer lay claim to the origins of the iconic New Zealand kiwi following University of Adelaide research published in the journal Science today showing the kiwi's closest relative is not ...
Study reveals shock-absorbing ability of woodpecker beaks
Shrinking helped dinosaurs and birds to keep evolving
A study that has 'weighed' hundreds of dinosaurs suggests that shrinking their bodies may have helped the group that became birds to continue exploiting new ecological niches throughout their evolution, and ...
Study shows some cuckoo birds may actually help their hosts
DNA evidence suggests humans hunted moa to extinction
Study on evolution of flu viruses may change textbooks, history books
A new study reconstructing the evolutionary tree of flu viruses challenges conventional wisdom and solves some of the mysteries surrounding flu outbreaks of historical significance.