Bird launches UK’s first scooter sharing service on one London path

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Bird launches UK’s first scooter sharing service on one London path Bird London faces some of the biggest transport problems in the world, but one startup thinks its electric scooter scheme could be the solution — as long as it can get…

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How the world’s fastest muscle created four unique bird species

How the world’s fastest muscle created four unique bird species

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How the world’s fastest muscle created four unique bird species When the male bearded manakin snaps its wings at lightning speed, it’s more than part of an elaborate, acrobatic mating ritual. The tiny muscle doing the heavy lifting is also the reason…

Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blind

Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blind

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Giant flightless birds were nocturnal and possibly blind If you encountered an elephant bird today, it would be hard to miss. Measuring in at over 10 feet tall, the extinct avian is the largest bird known to science. However, while you looked…

Bird will deliver scooters to users who want them all day

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Bird will deliver scooters to users who want them all day Bird is making it even easier to use its e-scooters, offering delivery to users who want access to one all day long. With its new service Bird Delivery, a customer can…

Weak magnetic fields affect cells via a protein involved in bird migration

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Weak magnetic fields affect cells via a protein involved in bird migration Beneficial effects, and possible harm, of exposure to weak pulsed electromagnetic fields (PEMFs) may be mediated by a protein related to one that helps birds migrate, according to a new…

Inboard’s new e-scooter packs swappable batteries

Inboard’s new e-scooter packs swappable batteries

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Inboard’s new e-scooter packs swappable batteries Having raised $8 million and conquered Shark Tank, electric skateboard-maker Inboard Technology is now taking aim at Uber, Bird, and Lime with its first e-scooter, dubbed the “Glider”. Touted as the “only scooter with a swappable…

How birds can stay slim, even when they overeat

How birds can stay slim, even when they overeat

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How birds can stay slim, even when they overeat Noticing that songbirds never seem to get fat despite overeating at bird feeders, environmental biologists wondered whether the amount of energy birds put into singing, fidgeting, or exercising could be adjusted in ways…

Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years

Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years

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Ancient bird bones redate human activity in Madagascar by 6,000 years Analysis of bones, from what was once the world’s largest bird, has revealed that humans arrived on the tropical island of Madagascar more than 6,000 years earlier than previously thought. Continue…

Uber wants to make its own electric scooters

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Uber wants to make its own electric scooters Uber is working on its own scooter to compete with Lime, Bird, Scoot and others, according to Bloomberg. The project is being overseen by Jump, a bike-sharing firm that Uber acquired in April for…

Bird, Lime, Uber and Lyft strike out on SF scooter permits

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Bird, Lime, Uber and Lyft strike out on SF scooter permits After months of deliberation, San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency has finally awarded scooter permits to two companies that applied for them, and not to the ones you might expect. While Bird,…

Scientists stunned by decline of birds during epic Southern African roadtrip

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Scientists stunned by decline of birds during epic Southern African roadtrip, A two year project repeating a famous bird survey by driving over 20,000 km in a 4×4 across Botswana has confirmed researchers’ fears: many birds of prey are fast disappearing from…

How pathogens affect bird migration

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How pathogens affect bird migration, Whether long-distance animal migration facilitates or hampers pathogen transmission depends on how infections affect the routes and timing of migrating hosts. , Continue reading . . . , , https://www.sciencedaily.com/rss/top/environment.xml, Top Environment News — ScienceDaily, Top stories…

For disappearing Bicknell’s thrushes, statistical models are lifesavers

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For disappearing Bicknell’s thrushes, statistical models are lifesavers , Bicknell’s thrush has been identified as a globally vulnerable Nearctic-Neotropical migratory bird in need of serious conservation efforts. Males and females use different habitats in winter, with females preferring middle elevation forests that…

How a YouTube video brought an extinct bird back from the dead

How a YouTube video brought an extinct bird back from the dead

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How a YouTube video brought an extinct bird back from the dead, Kauai, Hawaii –– In 2015, Danish environmental artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen became obsessed with a bird that no longer exists. The Kaua’i ‘o’o, a now-extinct species of small honeyeater, was…

Amazon Prime is your ticket to stream ‘Lady Bird’ on June 3rd

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Amazon Prime is your ticket to stream ‘Lady Bird’ on June 3rd , , As part of its earlier deal with production company A24, Amazon will exclusively stream last year’s much-lauded film Lady Bird on Prime Video. While it was ultimately snubbed…