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More animals join the learning circle

...me thing. Soon the brothers' mothers were enjoying feathered snacks, as were a 6-month-old calf and an older male. Noonan presented the research this month at the US Animal Behavior Society meeting in Snowbird, Utah. Wild dolphins off the west coast of Australia were the first marine mammals in which cultural...

Wright bros. upstaged! Dinos invented biplanes

...that created lift on its wings. With that lift the feathered dino then swooped upwards and landed in the branch...y flying technique, which was also used by another feathered dinosaur from China, Pedopenna, he said. Archaeopteryx achieved fully powered flight with monoplane ...

Newly discovered birdlike dinosaur is oldest raptor ever found in South America

...asian dromaeosaurids, including some of the famous feathered dinosaurs from China. Because Rahonavis has long and wing-like forelimbs, this finding could imply that flight may have evolved twice, once in birds and once among this group of Gondwanan dromaeosaurs. This evolutionary research is part of a larger...

Protowings may have helped bird ancestors cover rough terrain

...opes. Dial and colleagues propose that incipiently feathered forelimbs of bipedal protobirds may have provided the same advantages for incline running as have now been demonstrated in living juvenile birds. Their work thus supports a new theory about the evolution of flight in birds. WAIR, which the authors be...

Ancient birds flew on all-fours

...to the skies by gliding from trees using primitive feathered wings on their arms and legs, according to new research by a University of Calgary paleontologist. In a paper published in the journal Paleobiology, Department of Biological Sciences PhD student Nick Longrich challenges the idea that birds began flyi...

Art and music for the birds

...—Camden, is testing the musical tastes of our fine feathered friends with an exhibition featuring four 10-foot red perches offering what are considered to be the best in classical, rock, country, and jazz for local birds. Demaray’s concept of art for the birds hatched from a conversation with co-creator John...

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