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A Simple Technology Could Help Stop Birds From Colliding With Power Lines

A Simple Technology Could Help Stop Birds From Colliding With Power Lines

— It’s not rocket science, but it does build on the avian ability to see UV lights—with strong results.
Seabird Experts Turn to Algorithms to Help Keep Fishing Boats in Line

Seabird Experts Turn to Algorithms to Help Keep Fishing Boats in Line

— A new machine-learning system for tracking vessel activity could provide relief for albatrosses in harm's way.
Birds of a Feather Kickflip Together in a New Crowdfunded Video Game

Birds of a Feather Kickflip Together in a New Crowdfunded Video Game

— A breakout hit, ‘SkateBIRD’ is a pet project for one seasoned developer and avian fan.
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.