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How to Raise a Smart Fledgling

Parenting at its best: Let your offspring have an extended childhood in a stable and loving home; lead by example; offer positive reinforcement; be patient and persistent; indulge even a near-adult offspring by occasionally popping a fresh cockroach into its … Continue reading

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No, Dear, I Think the Piece by BASF Looks Better By That Twig Over There

Researchers studying the birds of prey report in the journal Science that black kites that use the most white plastic to decorate their nests are better fighters and produce more offspring. Black Kits Signal Toughness to Other Birds With Plastic in … Continue reading

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She: “Oh No! A Butcherbird!”

He: “I’ll save you, sweetheart! Just move a little closer…” Using a horror film to bring your date closer is a classic move in the teenage playbook. Now, a study of Australian birds finds that other animals use the same … Continue reading

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Free Range Flu-Free Free Flying Friers

scientists have successfully developed genetically modified (transgenic) chickens that do not transmit avian influenza virus to other chickens with which they are in contact. This genetic modification has the potential to stop bird flu outbreaks spreading within poultry flocks. This … Continue reading

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Death from the Sky

On the first day of the new year, hundreds of red wing blackbirds fell dead from sky over Beebe, Arkansas. No one yet knows why. video: CNN

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