(photo by jiri michal)
Owl feathers could inspire quieter planes
Researchers found that owl wings are especially quiet because their trailing-edge feathers are flexible and porous, allowing some air through.
Who goes there? Rare Yosemite owls studied via sound
The birds are sensitive to human disturbance, so microphones are filling the knowledge gap.
2 new owl species discovered in the Philippines
Researchers identified the new species after hearing the owls’ distinctive songs, which are programmed into their DNA.
Photograph by Vince Maidens