Here's a neat genetic trick: Make a chicken that can get the flu, but can't pass it on to other birds -- or, presumably, to the humans who take care of them.British researchers have done it.The British team, with the support of a big poultry breeder and government funding, inserted a gene into c
Many folks tune in to the Golden Globes for clues about which stars will scoop up Oscars. But there are other winners too – like Claire Danes, for her portrayal of Temple Grandin in an HBO biopic. Grandin is a research scientist with a gift for working with animals.
Recent back-to-back incidents of thousands of plummeting blackbirds from Arkansas and Louisiana skies have raised concern and theories on what caused their deaths.Scientists in a Madison, Wis., lab are investigating both cases, working to unravel the sometimes puzzling demise of all sorts of creatur
With birds dropping willy-nilly out of the sky, blackbirds in Arkansas, jackdaws in Sweden, turtledoves in Italy, people are wondering if something has gone seriously and dangerously wrong. What are these birds telling us?
For those still anxious to know why thousands of birds died in Beebe, Ark., on New Year's Eve:They "probably died from crashing into buildings and other structures after becoming disoriented and panicked, possibly by fireworks, according to examinations of the birds conducted by veterinary patholo