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  1. News - World - NATURE

    Kiwi ‘more African than Australian’ says study

    Posted May 23rd 2014, 09:23pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington Kiwi 'more African than Australian' New Zealand's iconic kiwi is most closely related to the extinct elephant bird of Madagascar rather than the Australian emu as previously thought. The findings stem from a study by the University of Adelaide that was based on ancient DNA analyses of elephant bird bones at the Museum of New ...

  2. News - World - NATURE

    Radio waves baffle migrating robins, German study finds

    Posted May 08th 2014, 11:57pm by AFP

    ... Birds have long been thought to navigate using light and the earth's magnetic field. Where their magnetic "compass" is and how it works remain unclear- research in homing pigeons ... was in place, birds in the hut adopted their normal position for migration. But when the screening was removed or the birds exposed once more to a gadget emitting background electromagnetic noise, ...

  3. Lifestyle - Books - NATURE

    Book review: The World's Rarest Birds, by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash and Robert Still

    Posted May 26th 2013, 12:00am by DAVID DISKIN

    ... David Diskin The World's Rarest Birds by Erik Hirschfeld, Andy Swash and Robert Still Princeton University Press According to the latest assessment by BirdLife International, 590 bird ... of The World's Rarest Birds. Individual accounts of all of these birds are placed in seven regional directories- six continents and the oceanic islands. The accounts summarise the distribution ...

  4. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    Have bird brains mastered art of quantum physics?

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Martin Williams

    ... Martin Williams How migratory flights are achieved is a wonder of the world- yet habitats are being casually destroyed Have bird brains mastered art of quantum physics? As you read this, flocks of bar-tailed godwits may be departing from the south coast of Alaska. These brown wading birds may seem nondescript- like smaller cousins of curlew- but they are embarking on one ...

  5. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    Alpine swifts fly for six months at a time, study finds

    Posted Oct 13th 2013, 12:00am by LA TIMES

    ... Los Angeles Times Electronic monitors show migrating birds don't stop for more than six months at a stretch Alpine swifts give new take on red-eye flights Researchers who attached electronic monitors to half a dozen Alpine swifts were shocked to discover that migrating birds fly nonstop for 200 days. That's right, the birds remained airborne for more than six months, ...

  6. Lifestyle - Technology - NATURE

    New Caledonian crow applies wide vision to tool-making

    Posted Oct 14th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Paris Bird's wide vision is something to crow about Biologists have figured out how the New Caledonian crow, a bird famed for using tools, does its party ... an ophthalmoscope video camera to record field of view and eye movement as three wild-caught birds examined a baited tube. The bird's eyes were more forward than sideways-positioned, giving ...

  7. News - Asia - NATURE

    Elephants console each other using trunks, researchers find

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 11:19pm by NYT

    ... to be a way of saying, 'I'm here to help you'." Consoling behaviour is rare in the animal kingdom. Humans, great apes, dogs and some birds are known to attend to peers in distress, ...

  8. News - World - NATURE

    Sixty new species discovered in Suriname rainforest

    Posted Oct 05th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... of colourful tetra fish, an unusually pigmented catfish and nine other types of fish after dragging nets through waterways. The research team collected data on 1,378 species of plants, birds, mammals, ...

  9. News - World - NATURE

    World's largest blimp searches for life in the clouds

    Posted Sep 25th 2013, 12:00am by MCT

    ... and chemistry, listen to the sounds made by bats and birds, probe atmospheric gases and measure the earth's surface features. When the balloon, called the "Spirit of George", took off last ... in the behavioural ecology of animal migrations. For her part in Cloud Lab, crew members will lower microphones at the end of long cables to listen for bird and bat calls below. Also under her supervision, ...

  10. News - World - NATURE

    Moose disappearing, and scientists point finger at climate change

    Posted Oct 16th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... habitat for some nesting birds. And moose contribute to the economy. In New Hampshire, for instance, moose-watching tourism is a US$115 million-a-year business. ...




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