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Birds that blush: scientists document macaw mystery

/ 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 ...

Asia's wild-captured worker elephants die young

/ Aug 8, 2018

Asia's wild-captured worker elephants die young

Elephants snatched from the wild and conscripted to haul logs in Myanmar's timber industry live on average five years less than working elephants born in captivity, researchers said Tuesday. The older an elephant is at the time of capture, the more likely it is to ...