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Colored bird eggs traced to dinosaurs

World / Science & Health Nov 1, 2018

Colored bird eggs traced to dinosaurs

Birds have more in common with dinosaurs than previously thought — they inherited colored eggs directly from their scaly ancestors, according to research released Wednesday. The evolutionary link between dinosaurs and birds has been recognized for centuries, but ornithologists long believed that birds evolved their ...

Birds that blush: scientists document macaw mystery

World / Science & Health Aug 23, 2018

Birds that blush: scientists document macaw mystery

Have you ever heard of macaws that blush? Researchers still don't quite understand how it works, but a French team has observed the phenomenon multiple times in a group of five captive blue-and-yellow macaws (Ara ararauna). They published their findings Wednesday in the journal PLOS One. Blue-and-yellow ...

World / Science & Health Jun 29, 2018

Crows 'reverse engineer' tools from memory: study

New Caledonian crows use mental pictures to twist twigs into hooks and make other tools, according to a provocative study that suggests the notoriously clever birds pass on successful designs to future generations, a hallmark of culture. "We find evidence for a specific type of ...