Recently, I listened to a radio show (Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me)
and heard Wayne Newton being interviewed about his “Casa de Shenadoah”, a 42
acre ranch on which he maintains hundreds of animals, especially birds.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, he has 100 peacocks, five penguins
and at least 75 other species …
This week, some excerpts from the world of bird news,
excerpted from Science Daily.
Harvard researchers are training pigeons to fly through an
artificial forest to see how they navigate and avoid obstacles so adroitly.
This information will be used to improve robot performance.
Birds encouraged researchers in Germany to produce a new design
of a …
Birds are our feathered friends,
until, that is, they become pests. I get frequent questions about birds causing
problems, although some of these problems are pretty darn minor. The most
common ones concern birds building mud nests on a house, any nest over a
doorway, leaving droppings on a porch or deck, mockingbirds singing …
Recent surveys indicate that only
about 40% of American adults believe that evolution is a scientific fact. Of
30+modern countries in the western world, only Turkey has fewer believers. No
wonder our country ranks 17th in science education. In most western
countries, evolution is not controversial. Not us; the creationists (sorry,
intelligent design people) want …