News tagged with feather

High-maintenance mallards

The shimmery feathers of a male mallard might have a showy quality that appeals to prospective mates, but the water resistance and self-cleaning capabilities of iridescent feathers pale in comparison to those ...

dateJun 17, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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'Naked' penguins baffle experts

Researchers from the Wildlife Conservation Society, the University of Washington, and other groups are grappling with a wildlife mystery: Why are some penguin chicks losing their feathers?

dateApr 08, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Chilly times for Chinese dinosaurs

Dinosaurs did not always enjoy mild climates. New findings show that during part of the Early Cretaceous, north-east China had a temperate climate with harsh winters. They explain the abundance of feathered ...

dateMar 11, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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For the birds

Kristine Preston steps softly onto UC Irvine's Ecological Preserve, 62 acres of cheerful wildflowers and sweet-smelling sage scrub tucked above University Hills.

dateMar 01, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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