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BBC: Why Birds Sing

Source: BBC 4 Inspired by musician and eco-philosopher David Rothenberg’s book of the same title, this documentary explores the intriguing, charming, complex and often conflicting theories on why birds sing like they do and why humans are so attracted to … Continue reading

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Lab study raises questions over nano-particle impact

Agence France-Presse Raw Story PARIS — Tests involving chickens have raised questions about the impact on health from engineered nano-particles, the ultra-fine grains commonly used in drugs and processed foods, scientists said on Sunday. Chickens exposed to high oral doses … Continue reading

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Killer bird flu? What’s behind the controversy over bird flu research

Source: LA Times “Engineered Doomsday.” “Mutant Bird Flu.” These may sound like the names of disaster movies, but they are headlines on recent news reports about experiments involving the H5N1 influenza virus. The H5N1 virus is known as a “bird … Continue reading

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Chernobyl birds are small brained

Source: BBC Earth News Birds living around the site of the Chernobyl nuclear accident have 5% smaller brains, an effect directly linked to lingering background radiation. The finding comes from a study of 550 birds belonging to 48 different species … Continue reading

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