A pair of endangered birds are missing after an early-morning theft at Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California, officials say

Joshua Yeager, Visalia Times-Delta Published 7:09 p.m. ET Nov. 29, 2020 The Fresno Chaffee Zoo in California is asking the public for help after an alleged birdnapper stole two threatened species from its aviary early Sunday morning.Security footage shows a person appearing to cut the locks of the Australian Asian Aviary around 4:30 a.m., capturing two…Continue Reading

Lily the barn owl reveals how birds fly in gusty winds

Lily the barn owl demonstrates wing-morphing to cope with gusts in flight. Credit: Cheney et al 2020 Scientists from the University of Bristol and the Royal Veterinary College have discovered how birds are able to fly in gusty conditions—findings that could inform the development of bio-inspired small-scale aircraft. “Birds routinely fly in high winds close…Continue Reading

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory (PPPL) have furthered understanding of a barrier that can prevent doughnut-shaped fusion facilities known as tokamaks from operating at high efficiency by causing vital heat to be lost from them. Led by PPPL physicist Roscoe White, the research team used computers to simulate…Continue Reading