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Scientists Study Headbanging Parrot to Learn Why Music Makes Us Dance

Snowball the dancing parrot doesn’t just bob his head when he hears music. He headbangs. He headbangs with a lifted foot. He vogues. Read More >>

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See What Trees Look Like to a Bird’s Ultraviolet-Sensitive Eyes

A bird’s-eye view can completely change your perspective on things. And I mean that literally. Read More >>

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Incredible Bird-Dinosaur Specimen Thrills Scientists After 25 Years in Museum Storage

A museum might wow you with all of its fossil specimens on display, but that’s often just a small part of what’s really there – specimens in the back might lay in drawers or plaster-wrapped in boxes, quietly holding yet-to-be-revealed secrets or further mysteries about the past. Such is the case with an incredible bird fossil, found 25 years ago in Utah but only just described. Read More >>

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Crafty Cockatoos Make Custom Tools to Reach Sweet, Sweet Nuts

Cockatoos have once again demonstrated that birds have surprisingly advanced toolmaking abilities – particularly when delicious cashews are involved. Read More >>

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How Does Your Self-Control Fare Against Great Tits’?

Great tits appear to have nearly as much self-control as chimpanzees, if a new experiment’s results are accurate. They might even have more self-control than the humans who still make jokes about the name “great tit.” Read More >>