These super slow-motion clips of birds flying are awesome

Stanford University researchers want to build better flying robots. In order to eventually do this, they are filming birds in flight (including hummingbirds) using an ultra-high-speed video camera. Some of the clips they've acquired are nothing short of amazing. » 7/05/13 9:30am 7/05/13 9:30am

How do you explain the hummingbird's bizarre tongue?

Last year, high-speed footage of hummingbirds drinking overthrew the centuries-old notion that the birds feed using capillary action. Instead, it turns out the birds trap the nectar by curling their tongue around it. Now, new research in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B has shown that there might have been some… » 10/18/12 10:31am 10/18/12 10:31am