migration

  • Dinosaurs take a hike

    Drops in carbon dioxide levels may have allowed herbivorous dinosaurs to get to Greenland.

    A new paper pinpoints the date that a large group of dinosaurs made it to Greenland, suggesting that climatic changes...

    History February 16, 2021
  • Not just drifting by

    Risky crossing likely a migration choice.

    Whether ancient humans made sea crossings by choice or by chance is a common topic of debate among historians.In ...

    Earth December 4, 2020
  • Birds migrated through the last ice age

    Surprise finding could help predict future adaptations.

    Birds have been migrating much longer than previously thought; in fact, research published in the journal Nature Comm...

    Birds February 18, 2020
  • Bird migratory patterns change with the climate

    But scientists question whether it’s enough.

    A study tracking hundreds of bird species across the US over more than two decades has found they are altering their ...

    Birds December 16, 2019
  • Rare breeding behaviour in Californian bird

    The phainopepla migrates across vastly different habitats.

    GPS data suggests that Phainopeplas breed in two different locations each year.They would be only the third bird sp...

    Birds October 15, 2019
  • Captive-bred migratory butterflies don’t migrate

    Conservation plan for Monarchs appears to be backfiring.

    Monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) reared commercially in North America fail to head south on the annual migratio...

    Animals June 24, 2019
  • Indigenous arrival huge planned migration

    Over 50,000 years ago a group of people planned and prepared.

    The size of the first population of people needed to arrive, survive, and thrive in what is now Australia is revealed...

    ASC Edits June 20, 2019
  • Birds yearn for the bright lights of cities

    Data reveals migratory flocks head for inner urban roosts.

    For many species of migratory birds, it seems that the lure of bright lights and big cities might be too difficult to...

    Birds January 22, 2018
  • Spring shift throws songsters off their timing

    Climate change means birds don’t know when to fly north, writes Tim Wallace.

    The blue-winged warbler is one of many birds bemused by changing climates. Jim Zipp / GettyA silent spring was the ...

    Climate May 15, 2017
  • Tracking birds may stop them coming home

    Tracking songbirds impacts likelihood of returning home.

    A Cerulean Warbler with attached geolocation device. Credit: T. BovesTracking devices provide enormous insight into...

    Biology May 4, 2017
  • How prehistoric settlers reached Oceania islands

    Picture of human migration across the Pacific Ocean.

    Around 3,400 years ago, humans made the intrepid journey to one of the most remote places on Earth – the islands of O...

    Society October 25, 2016
  • Songbirds' epic migration routes

    A single cluster of genes accounts for migratory paths.

    A Swainson's thrush wearing a geolocator. Credit: Kira Delmore / University of British ColumbiaThe route a tiny son...

    Biology August 1, 2016
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