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This bird tells rivals like it is by using its feathers to make a chirping noise

This bird tells rivals like it is by using its feathers to make a chirping noise

Birds can chirp, birds can fly and now scientists have new evidence that birds can communicate with each other using sound made with their feathers. A species called the fork-tailed flycatcher, or Tyrannus savanna, vibrate their feathers very quickly to produce a sound, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Integrative and Comparative…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, September 22

What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, September 22

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention abruptly dropped new guidance from its website about airborne transmission of the coronavirus yesterday, just days after publishing it. The agency said a draft version was posted in error, before it had gone through the normal review process, and reverted to its previous guidance, which does not…MORE

Americans think the UN is doing a good job. Japanese people disagree

Americans think the UN is doing a good job. Japanese people disagree

As the United Nations turns 75, a majority of people in 14 developed nations approve of the international body’s work in eight key areas, including fighting coronavirus, promoting action on climate change and building peace. And despite years of UN-bashing by American politicians and pundits, it’s Japan, not the United States, that has the lowest…MORE

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, September 21

What you need to know about coronavirus on Monday, September 21

“Airborne viruses, including COVID-19, are among the most contagious and easily spread,” the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says in an updated guidance page on its website. Scientists have noted the likelihood of the transmission of coronavirus through viral particles in the air for months, pushing health agencies to acknowledge it. The…MORE

What to expect at the UN General Assembly in the time of Covid-19

What to expect at the UN General Assembly in the time of Covid-19

What if the world’s most powerful people threw a gigantic international party and no one showed up? This week is the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) — normally the Super Bowl of international diplomacy. But thanks to a global pandemic, make that “digital diplomacy” without star players in the corridors at UN headquarters in New…MORE

Oldest animal sperm discovered in 100-million-year-old amber

Oldest animal sperm discovered in 100-million-year-old amber

Scientists have found the oldest sample of animal sperm, concealed in a 100 million-year-old piece of amber. Paleontologists discovered the sample in the reproductive tract of an ancient female crustacean encased in resin — one of several samples of ostracods from Myanmar. The previously unknown species of crustacean, now named Myanmarcypris hui, resembles a modern…MORE

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Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Hal & Phil Off The Record 7 (with Bob!)

Due to circumstances regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, we will be unable to host our annual Off The Record event at the Bijou Theatre in 2020. We have a new date scheduled for April 20, 2021.