Tag: Animals

Mice Run on Exercise Wheels For Fun

To get mice moving in the laboratory, scientists studying the effects of exercise often put them on a wheel. But researchers have long wondered—do mice naturally have the urge to run in the wheel.

Counting birds with drones

A remote colony of birds kept flying away before anyone could count them, so a team of ecologists built a do-it-yourself aerial drone to spy on them from above.

Hummingbirds can keep dry with motion

It’s a question with the deceptive simplicity of a zen koan: How does a hummingbird keep dry? It’s not by staying out of the rain. Instead, as shown in a series of high-speed videos that reveal what’s hidden to the naked eye by time, hummingbirds shake themselves like dogs.