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A new theory explains why homing pigeons are so good at navigating back to their nests--and why sometimes they are not.
Even after the species went extinct, people still reported "seeing" them in the wild.
On the Origin of Pigeons, Worms, and Barnacles.
Their population plummeted with the advent of the railroad and logging in the late 1800s.
Hint: It's not because they don't exist
We promise, it doesn't all rhyme.
After a flap at Wimbledon, PopSci takes a look at the latest anti-bird weaponry
From the Popular Science archives. Happy Darwin Day!
How earographs, invisible ink detectors, and the famed "Stamp Detective" used science to catch unsuspecting crooks.
Welcome to The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week.
Steadman's new book revisits vanished (and imagined) species, in true psychedelic fashion.
Scientists are still working out why some species are more likely to die out than others.
Controversial theorist Aubrey de Grey insists that we are within reach of an engineered cure for aging. Are you prepared to live forever?
More than 50 of the most dangerous, disgusting, humiliating and just plain bad professions
Our annual bottom-10 list, in which we salute the men and women who do what no salary can adequately reward
What scientists learn about animal cognition helps unravel the mysteries of intelligence.