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Cryptic Seabirds Can Hide From This Scientist, But Not From Her Spy Network

Cryptic Seabirds Can Hide From This Scientist, But Not From Her Spy Network

— Acoustic monitoring combined with powerful machine learning is giving researchers new insights into the elusive Ashy Storm-Petrel. It's just one way that artificial intelligence can tackle pressing conservation challenges.
Watch How Hummingbird Hackers Keep Up With Their Quick, Tiny Subjects

Watch How Hummingbird Hackers Keep Up With Their Quick, Tiny Subjects

— More scientists are embracing inventive ways to decode the biology and behavior of a unique bird family.
How the Biggest Birds on Earth Could Help Fend Off Epidemics

How the Biggest Birds on Earth Could Help Fend Off Epidemics

— Veterinarian Yasuhiro Tuskamoto has a flock of 500 Ostriches—and, in their huge eggs, a way to fight infectious diseases.
How a Hunting Raptor Could Teach Us to Tune Out Distractions

How a Hunting Raptor Could Teach Us to Tune Out Distractions

— To treat human disorders like ADHD, neuroscientist Shreesh Mysore has unlocked the key to the Barn Owl’s extraordinary focus.
How a Common Street Bird Could Coach Doctors Against a Bad Diagnosis

How a Common Street Bird Could Coach Doctors Against a Bad Diagnosis

— Psychologist Edward Wasserman’s work with pigeon perception may lead to new strategies for detecting cancer and heart disease.
The Surprising Connection Between Birds, Facebook, and Other Social Networks

The Surprising Connection Between Birds, Facebook, and Other Social Networks

— Common songbirds in Britain’s Wytham Woods are providing an unprecedented window into avian affairs—and maybe even our own.
From Sea to Tree, Scientists Are Tracking Marbled Murrelets With Rising Precision

From Sea to Tree, Scientists Are Tracking Marbled Murrelets With Rising Precision

— A network of experts in Oregon seeks to uncover the secrets of a threatened, enigmatic seabird.
Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

Inside the Biomedical Revolution to Save Horseshoe Crabs and the Shorebirds That Need Them

— It took a dedicated birder to convince pharma giant Eli Lilly to use a synthetic compound instead of horseshoe crab blood in a mandatory medical test. Now, he hopes the rest of industry will follow.
How New Technology Is Making Wind Farms Safer for Birds

How New Technology Is Making Wind Farms Safer for Birds

— Raptors and wind energy have a fraught history. Could these innovations allow them to co-exist? 
Ten of the Best Podcasts About Birds

Ten of the Best Podcasts About Birds

— So you can get your birding fill, even when you can't get outside.
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