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It’ll be raining cats and dogs next…

The story

Residents in a small town in Arkansas, USA started of their New Year with a bit of a mystery.

Over 3000 dead blackbirds fell from the sky on New Year’s Eve and experts are still not sure what caused it. More

Big beaks help cool birds down

Image: Jon Hanson

The story:

Two scientists have collaborated in a study that suggests that the size of a bird’s beak is linked to the temperature of its natural environment.

We already know that a bird’s beak is adapted for the food it eats and sometimes to attract a mate, but now it looks like it is also a good way of regulating temperature.  More