Evidence found of dinosaur that ate birds
Poisonous prehistoric 'raptor' discovered in China
(PhysOrg.com) -- A group of University of Kansas researchers working with Chinese colleagues have discovered a venomous, birdlike raptor that thrived some 128 million years ago in China. This is the first ...
Pitch perfect: How fairy-wrens identify other species' alarm calls
When you're a 10-gram fairy-wren living with the constant threat of being killed and eaten it's important to stay alert, and understanding which calls of other species signal danger can help you stay one ...
US defense programs target of China cyber threat
New revelations that China used cyberattacks to access data from nearly 40 U.S. weapons programs and almost 30 other defense technologies have increased pressure on American leaders to take more strident action against Beijing ...
Offspring for first captive-bred Philippine eagle
The first Philippine eagle bred in captivity has sired her first offspring, in what conservationists said Thursday was a small victory in efforts to save one of the world's rarest raptors.
Among the eagles: Deadbeat dads, nest intrusions and cheating wives
The nest sits nearly a hundred feet up in a lone loblolly pine in Richmond, where a pair of eagles makes their home along the fall line of Virginia's longest river. The James shallows out there, sliding over ...
Raptor usurpers in neighboring habitats reshape the conventional wisdom
When we make plans that will change a natural environment whether it's building a new shopping mall or planting a new forest surveyors dutifully assess the environmental risks to plant and animal ...
Raptors guard S.African World Cup stadium
A South African World Cup stadium has turned to birds of prey to chase out rogue pigeons and rats in an anti-pest strategy that favours raptors above the pitch instead of poisons.
Good dentistry may have saved the dinosaurs
Infectious diseases can be transmitted by sneezing, touching, or - for Tasmanian devils - biting each other on the face, a habit that may have driven the dinosaurs to extinction through the transmission of a protozoan parasite.
Study explores violent world of raptors
A journey that started with a box of bird feet carried three Montana State University graduate students into the gruesome world of raptors and led to their findings being published in a prominent journal.
Montana man gets 60 days for dinosaur bones theft
(AP) -- A commercial fossil hunter, whose discovery of the world's best-preserved dinosaur brought scientific acclaim, will serve 60 days in jail for stealing raptor bones from private land.
Natural selection causes early migration and shorter parental care for shorebirds
All bird migrations are fraught with danger – from the risk of not finding enough food, to facing stormy weather, and most importantly – trying not to be eaten along the way. Raptors such as peregrine ...
Near-extinct Philippine eagle shot dead
An endangered Philippine eagle, one of only a few hundred left in the world, has been shot dead, a conservation group that had previously rescued the bird said Friday.