Climate change has scientists worried that birds’ annual migration and reproduction will be thrown out of sync with the seasons. Because birds’ songs are correlated with their breeding behavior and are easily identifiable to species, monitoring birdsong can be a good way to keep tabs …

Researchers are giving an ancient grain a new life: ‘Buck’ barley is naked, but not in an indecent way. Naked barley does not require pearling, allowing it to hold onto the bran and whole grain status. …read more Source: EurekAlert

Studies of island bird populations have taught us a lot about evolution, but it’s hard to catch birds in the act of naturally colonizing new islands. Instead, a new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances examines what’s happened by looking at the genetics of a …

Phil Murphy, who today becomes New Jersey’s 56th governor, takes the helm of a state facing numerous challenges – fiscal, infrastructure, and transportation, to name a few. Murphy supported a $15 minimum wage and the legalization of marijuana during his campaign, and now faces the …

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