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Shorebirds Adopt Baby Duckling, Cuteness Ensues
Adopted baby duckling
August 1st, 2014
A family of long-legged shorebirds adopted a fuzzy baby duckling in California's San Francisco Bay.
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What Tiny Drones Can Learn from Hummingbirds
Hummingbird takes flight.
July 30th, 2014
Improving the design of the world's tiniest drones could start with taking a closer look at one of nature's smallest and most efficient flyers, the hummingbird.
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No Single Missing Link Between Birds and Dinosaurs, Study Finds
modern birds and dinosaur
September 25th, 2014
Birds didn't evolve in one fell swoop from their dinosaur ancestors, suggests a newly constructed dinosaur family tree showing our feathery friends evolved very gradually, at first.
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Citizen Science Aims to Clean Up Pacific Plastics
COASST interns size up a plastic bag which can be a hazard for sea turtles
July 28th, 2014
COASST studies seasonal patterns of ocean debris to aid in the clean up of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.
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World's Largest Flying Bird Was Like Nothing Alive Today
Here, an illustration of what may be the largest flying bird, an extinct beast with a wingspan of 20 to 24 feet (6.1 to 7.3 meters) that flew the skies some 25 million to 28 million years ago.
July 7th, 2014
The largest flying bird known to ever have lived has now been revealed, an extinct giant with a wingspan more than twice as big as that of the largest living flying bird. The bird, researchers say, is like something out of a fantasy novel.
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Swallows Of The Western Skies
tree swallows perch in fields around Ithaca, New York
September 5th, 2014
An international team of researchers studies one slim bird to answer some big biological questions.
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Feed the Birds? Not Popcorn and Crumbled Bread (Op-Ed)
July 26th, 2014
Feed the birds — but not bread, crackers and junk food.
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