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Brainless Embryos Suggest Bioelectricity Guides Growth - WIRED

She and her supervisor, Michael Levin, a software engineer turned developmental biologist, are investigating whether the brain and nervous system play a crucial role in laying out the patterns that dictate the shapes and identities of emerging organs ...

Günter Blobel Solved a Mystery of Cell Biology: How Proteins Navigate the Body - Wall Street Journal

Wall Street Journal
It was “one of the great experiments in the history of biology,” said James Rothman, chairman of the department of cell biology at the Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Blobel's Nobel Prize came with an award equivalent to about $960,000. He donated it for ...

What lava lamps and vinaigrette can teach us about cell biology -
Their instructors at the Marine Biological Laboratory asked them to decipher how pellets of RNA and protein called P granules form in worm embryos — a tall order given how long the structures had flummoxed biologists. Yet as soon as Courson and Moore ...

Two New Dog-Faced Bat Species Discovered -
Two new species of dog-faced bats have been discovered in the tropical forests of Central and South America. Both new species are described in the March 2018 issue of the journal Mammalian Biology. The Freeman's dog-faced bat (Cynomops freeman) in ...

Marine biology-themed pavilion pitched for Venice Pier - Curbed LA

Curbed LA
A new proposal would bring new exhibit space to the Venice Fishing Pier. John Belista | Shutterstock. A new attraction may be in store for the low-key Venice Fishing Pier if plans from the Venice Oceanarium come to fruition. The nonprofit organization ...

Zoology - Chordates

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Bird Milk
United States

Article describing how the young of some birds are fed on special secretions from their parents.

Bird Respiratory System
United States

Article explaining how air sacs play an important part in the gaseous exchange in birds, with many diagrams.

Bird Skull Collection
United Kingdom

Images and data about skulls of western Palearctic and Tropical species, with complete skeletons of some species.

Birdcall synthesis

Article describing how birds use their syrinx, throat and beak to make a wide range of tones without the sophisticated ...

BirdMinds: Exploring Bird Intelligence
United States

Examples of avian intelligence are reviewed for many different bird species, based upon scientific and anecdotal evidence.

United States

Ornithological Council's website with comprehensive data about North American ornithological resources.

Chicken Embryo
United States

A number of fine photographs of the development of a chick inside the egg.

United States

Article describing how some birds adopt the strategy of grouping their young, leaving them with a guardian while both parents ...

Electronic Resources on Ornithology

Annotated links and ornithological articles by Christopher Majka.

United States

Interactive quiz. Can you identify the birds from which these feathers come?

United Kingdom

Illustrated article describing how feathers may have evolved and how they develop from a cylindrical feather follicles.

Flapping Flight: Inertial Studies
United States

Technical article by researchers at Bristol University who measured the wings of bats and birds and calculated their efficiency in ...

Flight in Birds
United States

How do birds fly? An introduction to flight in birds examining wing shape, airflows, flapping flight and gliding.

Incubation: Heating the Egg
United States

Most birds create the required temperature by sitting on their eggs but some transfer heat through their webbed feet, and ...

List of Essays
United States

Many articles on every aspect of bird life. A comprehensive and useful resource.

The Making of an Egg
United States

Describes the development of the egg of a bird from the release of a mature ovum to the completed egg ...

The Mystery of Migration

Article that tries to answer the question of how and why birds migrate.

The Normal Moulting Process in Birds
United Kingdom

Talk given by Avian Vet A. K. Jones to a conference of the Association of Avian Veterinarians in August 1998.

Ornithological Worldwide Literature
United Kingdom

OWL is a compilation of citations and abstracts from worldwide publications concerning the science of ornithology.

Ornithology: Science of Birds
United States

Includes data on the science of wild birds, with an emphasis on conservation and education.

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