The spikes in their mouths would have helped them catch squid or fish.
What you see is what you hear.
Head direction cells act like internal compasses to help the birds navigate during long flights.
Livestock now outweighs wild mammals and birds ten-fold.
Why do flocks of birds swoop and swirl together in the sky? A biologist explains the science of murmurations
Murmurations have no leader and follow no plan.
The long-standing debate over whether dinosaurs were more like birds or lizards is drawing to a close.
Billy was a local celebrity in the early 1900s. And he might have been a murderer.
The word “turkey” can refer to everything from the bird itself to a populous Eurasian country to movie flops.
Disgusting behavior is often crucial to survival.
Quantum physics is starting to show up in unexpected places. Indeed, it is at work in animals, plants, and our own bodies.
Drones have a lot to learn from the landing abilities of birds.
Humans are good visual thinkers, too, but we tend to privilege verbal thinking.
Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
Meet your new flying nightmare: Thapunngaka shawi.
Often called modern-day dinosaurs, cassowaries are one of only a few birds known to have killed humans.
The brain of an ancient bird offers clues to the survival of its modern-day relatives.
From crocodiles to birds, certain animals managed to survive some of the worst extinction events in world history.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
Was there an intelligent, technologically advanced species long before humans existed? Could there have been a dinosaur civilization?
Our ancestral cousins far more intelligent than we credit them for, and they did things most of us cannot.