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What's that bird? Check your smart phone

The Cornell Lab of Ornithology has released a free iPhone app to help people identify 285 birds in North America. Created with support from the National Science Foundation, the app asks just five questions, then displays ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Panel calls for protecting world's largest forest

At least half of Canada's 1.4 billion acre boreal forest, the largest remaining intact wilderness on Earth, must be protected to maintain the area's current wildlife and ecological systems, according to a ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Ecology
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Fraternal singing in zebra finches

The song of songbirds is usually transmitted from one generation to the next by imitation learning and is thought to be similar to the acquisition of human speech. Although song is often learnt from an adult ...

dateJun 12, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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