birds

birds

People Keep Calling the Cops on These Drunk Birds

“There is no need to call law enforcement about these birds as they should sober up in a short period of time.”
Becky Ferreira
10.4.18
endangered species

We Just Discovered This Bird and It's Already Almost Extinct

The blue-throated hillstar is a striking hummingbird. It’s also critically endangered.
Kaleigh Rogers
9.26.18
bugs

Mosquitoes Are Now Vectors for Pollution as Well as Disease

Scientists find that insects can poison birds and fish with plastic they ate as larvae.
Becky Ferreira
9.19.18
Conservation

Nearly Half of Canada’s Monitored Wildlife Populations Are In Decline

They include woodland caribou, lake whitefish, and swift fox.
Jacob Dubé
9.14.17
flying

This Drone Has Claws, Lands on a Vertical Walls

Researchers at the Université de Sherbrooke designed the sweet device.
Louise Matsakis
8.4.17
infrastructure

Canada’s Oil Sands Development Is Enabling This Jerk Bird

The brown-headed cowbird used to sit atop roaming bison, now it perches on oil equipment.
Jordan Pearson
7.18.17
The Birds

Ravens Are So Smart, One Hacked This Researcher's Experiment

Researchers had to remove the bird because they were worried it’d teach the others.
Jacob Dubé
7.13.17
Hungry

Praying Mantises Are Devouring Bird Brains All Over the World

Step 1: Catch bird. Step 2: Eat brain. Step 3: Decapitate.
Sarah Emerson
7.7.17
Jump Around

These Small Blue Parrotlets Are Better at Jumping Than You

They could help design robots that can hop and fly.
Lisa Cumming
5.17.17
public service journalism

'Minecraft' Is Patching the Game So Kids Won’t Poison Their Pet Birds

"If Minecraft has any effect on children’s behavior, we want it to be a positive one."
Jason Koebler
5.16.17
CRISPR

These People Want to Genetically Engineer Pink Chickens

The Pink Chicken Project wants to use CRISPR to alter all chickens’ DNA in order to send a message about the health of our environment.
Emma Griffith
5.12.17
robotic raptors

Robo-Falcons Will Scare Off Actual Live Birds at the Edmonton Airport

The Canadian airport says it’s the first in the world to try something like this.
Lisa Cumming
5.10.17
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