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Study: Birds evolve shorter wings to survive highway traffic

Cliff swallows that nest in highway overpasses have evolved shorter wingspans over the last 30 years to help them survive close encounters with highway traffic, according to a new study in scientific journal Current Biology. The conclusion was reached by Charles Brown, a University of Tulsa researcher who’s spent the…

Hundreds of dead birds litter Arkansas town for second year in a row

Officials in Arkansas are urging calm after hundreds of dead birds were found littering yards and streets in Beebe, Arkansas for the second New Year’s Eve in a row. The same thing happened last year, when thousands of dead birds were found in Beebe, scattered across an area of about…