Nov 27, 2014

Macaws bring harmony to Caracas' chaos

In one of the world’s most hostile urban jungles, the spectacle of rainbow-colored tropical birds streaking across the late-afternoon sky has become a natural respite from rampant crime and choking pollution. Macaws are thriving amid the high-rises and traffic of Caracas thanks to a ...

'Rewilded' bears pose a dilemma in Europe

Nov 17, 2014

'Rewilded' bears pose a dilemma in Europe

If Europeans go down to the woods today they might be in for a big surprise: bears. And in countries no longer used to big predators, it’s no picnic. Reintroduced in parts of Western Europe in “rewilding” programs — in the east they never ...

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

Nov 14, 2014

Insights on hummingbird travel, life span revealed

Hummingbirds are giving up some of their secrets. The perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on their legs in the last decade has led researchers to discover hummingbirds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely. ...

Chimpanzee study reveals the value of being an ape bully

Nov 14, 2014

Chimpanzee study reveals the value of being an ape bully

For male chimpanzees, there may be a benefit to being a bully. Scientists said Thursday a study of chimpanzees in Tanzania spanning 17 years found that males that subjected females to long-term aggressive behavior, often including physical attacks, greatly improved their chances of fathering ...