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Are Brightly Colored Males Really the Best Mates?

Are Brightly Colored Males Really the Best Mates?

— New research is questioning one of the most accepted theories about bird feathers and sexual selection.
The Peacock's 'Tuneful' Tail Feathers

The Peacock's 'Tuneful' Tail Feathers

— Researchers find that peacocks use their trains to issue infrasonic cues.
Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?

Which Came First: the Dinosaur or the Bird?

— The consensus is in: Birds are living dinosaurs. But how that epic evolutionary leap took place remains one of science’s greatest mysteries.