Discovered: Carbo-loading is why we have cute dogs; dung beetles follow the stars; research to resume on H5N1 avian flu; look at this newly discovered Brazilian bird before it goes extinct.
It's Jonathan Franzen's worst nightmare, and it's according to a major new study.
Discovered: Canadian tar sands impact regional water supplies; therapy doesn't necessarily stop teens from becoming suicidal; first images of the high-energy cosmos; city birds grow up fast.
Discovered: BP spill killed fledgling fish; middle-aged monkeys; caves reveal sea-level rise; how many scientists does it take to get to the bottom of the owl's soundless flight?
Discovered: Super-Earth exoplanet seems habitable; it's alive—this gelatinous lab-bred blob; rethinking the theory that genes cause disease; fairy-wrens identify themselves with code words.
Discovered: A faster way to make biocrude; the most exhaustive bird family tree yet; solar cells made solely from carbon; aphid-resistant raspberries.
A plane collided with a bird while descending in Denver, which doesn't sound like a big deal, except that the bird tore a huge hole in the nose of the plane, the pilots declared it an emergency, and we're never flying again. The birds won this round, but we'll win the sky war.
A return to the New York Times hawk cam now that things are getting exciting
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