Robins aren't naturally nocturnal. But lately, in urban areas, they've been staying up all night singing. Some research has suggested it's due to the fact that cities are so damn loud. But a new study has given weight to another cause: cities are so damn bright, the birds believe it's daytime all the time.
Humans age very slowly, but the older we get, the more likely death gets. Not every animal follows that pattern though - some species live for only very short periods, but their age doesn't actually seem to affect when they die. Figuring out why these animals age the way they do could help us understand why humans…
Finally a story about birds that doesn't involve them falling out of the sky. We know that robins, like many other animals, uses the Earth's magnetic field to navigate, but we don't know how. The answer could be quantum mechanics.