Data confirms that 'V' formation helps birds save energy

Jan 16, 2014

Data confirms that 'V' formation helps birds save energy

The next time you see birds flying in a “V” formation, consider this: a new study says they choreograph the flapping of their wings with exquisite precision to help them on their way. That’s what scientists concluded after tracking a group of large black ...

Seagulls winning the war against whales in Argentina

Jul 23, 2013

Seagulls winning the war against whales in Argentina

It’s a weird, lopsided fight if ever there was one: seagulls divebombing to attack and feed on the fat of 50-ton whales and their babies. And the birds are winning. The battle, new in recent years, is playing out in the South Atlantic off ...