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Call of the Orangutan: A Camera Trap Menagerie

In order to get more information about the forest here at the Sikundur research station in North Sumatra, I've set up four camera traps, which I'm using to get a better look at the wildlife around the site.

November 25, 2014 — James Askew

Weather Radar Captures Flocks of Birds Taking Off

Several times a week, if not every day, I look at Doppler radar maps so I know whether to take an umbrella when I leave the house. These maps, shown on TV weather reports or websites, are commonplace enough that they don’t feel like impressive technology: mere green blobs slowly shifting across the screen at [...]

September 24, 2014 — Hannah Waters
Bird behaviour, the ‘deep time’ perspective

Bird behaviour, the ‘deep time’ perspective

The behaviour of long-extinct animals remains an area of major public and scientific interest the great perennial problem being that were always massively constrained, if not crippled, by a frustrating lack of data.

January 27, 2014 — Darren Naish
Stone-faced Birds Staring Out From Beyond the Grave

Stone-faced Birds Staring Out From Beyond the Grave

The best Halloween stories are true. There is a lake in Tanzania, Lake Natron, that is so hostile to life that only two species, alkaline tilapia and blue-green algae can live in its deadly waters.

October 31, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios
Photoblogging: Seagull in Flight

Photoblogging: Seagull in Flight

Most people in Los Angeles interact with seagulls – that is, the California gull, Larus californicus – mainly by shooing them away from our picnics at the beach.

September 29, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Golden Eagle Versus Deer: Eagle Wins

After setting camera traps to study tigers, researchers received a surprise when they found the world's first recorded evidence of a golden eagle attacking a sika deer.

September 25, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman
Self-Controlled Crows Ace the Marshmallow Test

Self-Controlled Crows Ace the Marshmallow Test

Are four treats better than two? Not if you're a crow picking a favorite snack. Crows and ravens hold off on gobbling a tidbit when they can see a better one coming after a short wait.

March 10, 2014 — Jyoti Madhusoodanan
Photoblogging: More California Gulls

Photoblogging: More California Gulls

Following on last week’s California gull photo, here are a few more from that day. It’s a lesson in composition: the top photo tells a story.

October 6, 2013 — Jason G. Goldman

Science and Art Exhibits To Launch 2015

The number of exhibits combining science and art in some capacity has grown steadily since I began blogging about them in 2011. With exhibits in galleries and museums across the country, there’s something for everyone.

January 12, 2015 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Ode to the Great Blue Heron

Spear-billed, long-necked, wading marsh dinosaurs that eat... well, whatever they can catch and cram into their throats

August 31, 2016 — Darren Naish

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