birds

Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds

Published: 14Mar2018

Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food  have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by...

Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly

Published: 9Mar2017

Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their...