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October 3, 2012

Peacocks ruffle feathers, make a rumble
New recordings reveal that male birds use infrasound, emitting low-pitch sounds detected by peers but inaudible to human ears
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/341606/title/Peacocks_ruffle_feathers%2C_make_a_rumble
From Science News Online – 6/19/12
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Lead poisoning stymies condor recovery
California’s iconic comeback species may need human help as long as even a small percentage of the carcasses they eat contain lead shot.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/341811/title/Lead_poisoning_stymies_condor_recovery
From Science News Online – 6/27/12
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All dinosaurs may have had feathers
Well-preserved fossil sports long, fine plumage and a bushy tail.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/341948/title/All__dinosaurs_may_have_had_feathers
From Science News Online – 7/3/12
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Not your typical pterosaur
A beautifully preserved fossil from Germany displays a wing unlike any ever seen.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/342172/title/Not_your_typical_pterosaur
From Science News Online – 7/10/12
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Bumblebees navigate new turf without a map
The insects can quickly calculate the best route between flowers.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/345298/title/Bumblebees_navigate_new_turf_without_a_map
From Science News Online – 9/21/12
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Birds catching malaria in Alaska
The mosquito-spread disease may be transmitted north of the Arctic Circle as climate shifts.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/345337/title/Birds_catching_malaria_in_Alaska
From Science News Online – 9/22/12
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Feather finds hint at Neandertal art
Plumage found at ancient sites may indicate capability for abstract thought among humans’ Stone Age cousins.
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/345354/title/Feather_finds_hint_at_Neandertal_art
From Science News Online – 9/25/12
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[Chuck Almdale]

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