How New Technology Is Making Wind Farms Safer for Birds

By Molly Bennet
May 18, 2021 — Raptors and wind energy have a fraught history. Could these innovations allow them to co-exist? 

Can Painting Wind Turbine Blades Black Really Save Birds?

By Neel Dhanesha
September 18, 2020 — A new study outlines a solution to the problem of wind turbine collisions. Experts say it’s promising, but they’re not sold just yet.
Medical Mysteries

How Chickens Could Inspire New Treatments for Deafness

By Brent Crane
November 07, 2019 — Birds can't lose their hearing. So why do we?

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

By Jessica Leber
July 19, 2019 — 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

By Jillian Mock
July 15, 2019 — 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

By Steve Rousseau
July 09, 2019 — 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

By Alisa Opar
March 25, 2019 — 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

By Jessica Leber
March 22, 2019 — More scientists are embracing inventive ways to decode the biology and behavior of a unique bird family.
Medical Mysteries

How the Biggest Birds on Earth Could Help Fend Off Epidemics

By Gabi Serrato Marks
March 21, 2019 — Veterinarian Yasuhiro Tuskamoto has a flock of 500 Ostriches—and, in their huge eggs, a way to fight infectious diseases.
Medical Mysteries

How a Hunting Raptor Could Teach Us to Tune Out Distractions

By Knvul Sheikh
March 21, 2019 — To treat human disorders like ADHD, neuroscientist Shreesh Mysore has unlocked the key to the Barn Owl’s extraordinary focus.