Extremely Relatable Salmon Get Stuck in Traffic While Migrating

Salmon will do whatever it takes to make some babies. They’ll even dart across oncoming traffic, apparently. Read More >>

Digital Footprints Paint an Eerily Accurate Picture of Europe’s Refugees

Using search data collected by Google, researchers at the Pew Research Center have reconstructed the journeys taken by refugees flowing into Europe from the Middle East. It represents a new way of tracking migration patterns—but the technique could eventually lead to misuse. Read More >>

Watch a Mesmerising Map of 118 Bird Species Migrating Throughout the Western Hemisphere

Cornell University’s Lab of Ornithology has brewed up a hypnotising representation of birds flocking up and down the length of two continents over the course of a year. No more complaining about your commute. Read More >>

Our Electronics are Messing With How Birds Navigate

The air is thick with electromagnetic noise these days: AM radio waves, the electromagnetic hum of computers—it's invisible to us, but birds seem to detect them with their internal magnetic compass. A new study finds that electromagnetic noise disorientates European robins, raising the intriguing and frightening possibility that our cities and their signals could be disrupting the annual bird migration. Read More >>

How to Get a Fish to Cross a Dam

Imagine you're a herring, maybe about a foot long, swimming merrily upstream when you suddenly hit a giant concrete wall. How do you cross it? Engineers are now designing new fishways disguised as broad, rocky pools that help migrating fish make their way through dammed up rivers. Read More >>

Facebook Highlights the Hidden Paths of Migration

The basic shape of urban growth is easy to spot; we look at the fastest-growing cities, for example, or immigration numbers. But yesterday, Facebook's Data Science team revealed a less obvious pattern: Mass coordinated migration, where a group from the same city moves to another. Who are the winners and losers in this urban game? Read More >>

Unraveling the MobileMess of the MobileMe to iCloud Migration

Apple is known for its ability to create products that are easy to use and even easier to understand. Too bad that ease of use doesn't translate to their latest cloud features. Instead, they've seemed to have mastered the art of confusing the hell out of everyone. Read More >>