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  • Nature's own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds

    Nature's own tornado detector saves migrating birds, study finds
    Ornithologist Henry Streby was happy enough that songbirds weighing less than two nickels managed to carry tiny electronic sensors from Tennessee to Colombia and back. Then he looked at the flight paths taken by several of the birds. The data showed...
  • New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater [Video]

    New record: Ethereal deep-sea fish lives 5 miles underwater [Video]
    Scientists have discovered a new species of fish that glides gently through the water on white, translucent wings 5 miles beneath the ocean surface. It is the deepest living fish ever discovered.  "We were just blown away when we saw it," said Paul...
  • Songbirds fly coop long before tornadoes arrive in Tennessee

    You might want to be careful about who you call a birdbrain. Some of our feathered friends exhibit powers of perception that put humans to shame. Scientists said on Thursday that little songbirds known as golden-winged warblers fled their nesting grounds...
  • A soft coral may withstand climate change, study shows

    MIAMI As the oceans absorb more carbon on a planet increasingly choked by greenhouse gases, scientists worry its reefs the great storm-deflecting rampart for much of the tropics will crumble and fall. But a study by the University of Miami Rosenstiel...
  • Raptor rehabilitators face bird food shortage

    When Christine Cummings heard that Charles River Laboratories would no longer offer free mice for her raptor rehabilitation work, fear struck hard. Cummings is the president and founder of 'A Place Called Hope,' a rehabilitation and education center in...
  • UCLA institute to help biologists, doctors mine 'big data'

    UCLA institute to help biologists, doctors mine 'big data'
    Millions upon millions of medical records and test results. Countless DNA sequences. Hard drives stuffed with images of all kinds — pictures of cells, scans of body parts. It’s all part of the deluge of information often known as “big...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: Salmon crowned king, but its reign is wobbly

    Any doubts Howard Tanner had about whether a hatchery-raised crop of Pacific salmon could find a home in the freshwater of the Great Lakes evaporated just months after the first class of finger-sized cohos were planted in Lake Michigan. The fish began...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: A Great Lake revival

    LINWOOD, Mich. Ernie Plant's eyes get wide when he talks about how spectacular Lake Huron's salmon fishing was back in the late 1980s, when his dad would take him up north on Friday nights after his high school football games. They'd spend fall...
  • Great Lakes at a Crossroads: The man with the salmon plan

    HARRISVILLE, Mich. The author of the bumper sticker maxim that "A Bad Day Fishing is Better than a Good Day Working" never sat on the shore of Lake Huron with Jay Hall during the fall salmon run. The 47-year-old mechanic from Flint was perched on a...
  • A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature

    A unique gift: NSU prof offers naming rights to sea creature
    A professor at Nova Southeastern University is auctioning on eBay the right to name a species of sea lily he discovered in the Bahamas. "Here's an opportunity of a lifetime – getting to name a newly discovered species on earth!" states the...
  • A flock of genomes tells the tale of bird evolution

    A new genetic map of nearly all living birds has shaken the avian evolutionary tree, scattering some species to new perches and adding odd flourishes to their tales. Parrots roost closer to songbirds, a tiny wren shares a murderous lineage with the...