CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Birds of a feather flock together and – according to a new analysis – so do their lice.
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Study: Many in US Have Poor Nutrition, with the Disabled Doing Worst
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — A new study finds that most U.S. adults fail to meet recommended daily levels of 10 key nutrients, and those with disabilities have even worse nutrition than average.
Flu at the Zoo And Other Disasters: Experts Help Animal Exhibitors Prepare for the Worst
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Here are three disaster scenarios for zoo or aquarium managers: One, a wildfire lunges towards your facility, threatening your staff and hundreds of zoo animals. Two, hurricane floodwaters pour into your basement, where thousands of exotic fish and marine mammals live in giant tanks. Three, local poultry farmers report avian influenza (bird flu) in their chickens, a primary source of protein for your big cats.
Less-numerate Investors Swayed by Corporate Report Presentation Effects
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Publicly traded corporations are increasingly publishing social responsibility reports for investors, who now consider such information alongside traditional financial data before investing in a company.
Built-in Billboards: Male Bluefin Killifish Signal Different Things with Different Fins
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — They help fish swim, but fins also advertise a fish's social standing and health. In a new study, researchers report that for the male bluefin killifish (Lucania goodei), each colorful fin presents its own messages to other fish. Researchers report their findings in the journal Behavioral Ecology.
Rivers Flow Differently over Gravel Beds, Study Finds
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — River beds, where flowing water meets silt, sand and gravel, are critical ecological zones. Yet how water flows in a river with a gravel bed is very different from the traditional model of a sandy river bed, according to a new study that compares their fluid dynamics. The findings establish new parameters for river modeling that better represent reality, with implications for field researchers and water resource managers.
|Timing Is Everything|
By Harvard University
At first glance, it's hard to see how a common house sparrow and a Tyrannosaurus Rex might have anything in common. After all, one is a bird that weighs
Birds Inherited Sense of Smell from Dinosaurs ... And Improved It
By University of Calgary
|Dinosaur Family Tree Gives Fresh Insight into Rapid Rise of Birds|
By University of Edinburgh
The most comprehensive family tree of meat-eating dinosaurs ever created is enabling scientists to discover key details of how birds evolved from them. The study has shown that
|Birds Inherited Strong Sense of Smell from Dinosaurs|
By Ohio University
ATHENS, Ohio (April 12, 2011) – Birds are known more for their senses of vision and hearing than smell, but new research suggests that millions of years ago, the
|Sex of Early Birds Suggests Dinosaur Reproductive Style|
By Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County
In a paper published in Nature Communications on January 22, 2013, a team of paleontologists including Dr. Luis Chiappe, Director of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County's
Primitive Birds Shared Dinosaurs' Fate
By Yale University
Did Dinosaurs Have Lice? Researchers Say It's Possible
By University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
|From Dinosaurs to Early Birds: an Evolutionary Turning Point|
By Geological Society of London, The
The last two decades have witnessed great advances in our knowledge of the origins of birds. By examining new specimens of dinosaurs and early birds, palaeontologists have been able
|Study Provides Insight into Nesting Behavior of Dinosaurs|
By George Mason University
A university study into the incubation behavior of modern birds is shedding new light on the type of parental care carried out by their long extinct ancestors. The
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