Mob mentality rules jackdaw flocks

Jackdaws are more likely to join a mob to drive off predators if lots of their fellow birds are up for the fight, new research shows.

Condor chick makes 1st flight attempt from Utah cliff

In another sign that California condors are making a comeback in the wild three decades after nearing the brink of extinction, a condor chick left its nest and made its first attempt at flight in Utah's Zion National Park.

Hurricane Lorenzo to bring 70-foot waves to Azores

A hurricane packing a punch rarely witnessed in the mid-Atlantic Ocean is bearing down on the Azores Islands, placing emergency services on red alert for waves that could reach eight stories high, winds that could flatten ...

Shape affects performance of micropillars in heat transfer

As our electronic devices get more sophisticated, they also generate more heat that must be released for maximum performance. Damena Agonafer, a mechanical engineer and materials scientist in the McKelvey School of Engineering ...

Predators and hidey-holes are good for reef fish populations

New research highlights two factors that play a critical role in supporting reef fish populations and—ultimately—creating conditions that are more favorable for the growth of both coral reefs and seagrass.

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