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Migrating birds can't control themselves

During the Spring and Fall migratory seasons, sparrows become significantly less capable of resisting temptation. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience investigated impulse control and sleep in Whi ...

dateJul 28, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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BP seals first oil leak in Gulf of Mexico

BP capped Wednesday one of three leaks hemorraging crude into the Gulf of Mexico, as emergency crews rushed to protect fragile shorelines and islands at risk from the spreading oil slick.

dateMay 05, 2010 in Environment
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Extreme Weather Impacts Migratory Birds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Every year, hurricanes and droughts wreak havoc on human lives and property around the world. And according to a pair of new NASA-funded studies, migratory birds also experience severe impacts ...

dateMar 29, 2010 in Ecology
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All birds use the same navigation system

How do birds find their way when they fly? Scientists resolved this question a couple of years ago at DESY with the synchrotron radiation source DORIS III, when they discovered structures containing iron in the beaks of homing ...

dateMar 19, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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To the Antarctic or Brazil for new feathers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Not only land birds, but also some seabirds, cover enormous distances during migration: the sooty shearwater, for example, circumnavigates the earth one and a half times on its travels. Despite ...

dateMar 15, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Chubby birds get there faster

(PhysOrg.com) -- Small migratory birds, like the garden warbler, must make stopovers on their journeys to their breeding grounds. When they have crossed extensive ecological barriers, such as deserts or oceans, ...

dateFeb 17, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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