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DNA Study Reveals Surprising Truth About Bird's Extinction

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 06.17.2014 | Science

When the last passenger pigeon died at a zoo in 1914, the species became a cautionary tale of the dramatic impact humans can have on the world. But a...

WATCH: This Guy's Day Is About To Be Ruined

Posted 01.24.2014 | Comedy

And you thought New York City pigeons were bad. In a new clip from Rémi Gaillard's upcoming movie, the French funnyman goes to a car wash in a gia...

The Secret Life Of NYC Pigeons

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.04.2013 | New York

Pigeons are just a nuisance in New York, right? Basically just rats with wings. Maybe. But, as this sweet new mini-documentary from ANIMAL reminds us,...

The Last Game at Yankee Stadium, September 21, 2008

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Anne Margaret Daniel

September 21, 2008. A gorgeous summery day in the Bronx. Sunshine, and scattered harmless clouds in the sky. The bat, its white-taped hilt towering above the rubble and fencing around its base.

Couple Gets A Huge Wedding Surprise

Posted 07.30.2013 | Comedy

An old Greek tradition encourages the wedding party to smash dishes for good luck. One couple in the city of Kostroma, Russia, had a far more smashing...

PHOTOS: The Pigeon Queen Of Riverside Drive

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 05.07.2013 | New York

Long before the ten-million-dollar condos and the big box stores, the Upper West Side was home to Phyllis Bodyn and her pigeons. I met Phyllis Body...

Should the Missus and I Adopt These Guys?

Craig Newmark | Posted 06.09.2013 | Comedy
Craig Newmark

(Jon?) Snow and Margaret from MickaCooRescue/PigeonRescue.org (both are "bachelors"). They're wearing Pigeon Pants. Snow the Pigeon and I watch J...

Pigeon Racing: Finishing Dead Last in the Bronx and Beyond

Ingrid Newkirk | Posted 06.02.2013 | Green
Ingrid Newkirk

Hundreds of thousands of pigeons are tossed into the air even when storms are predicted along their flight paths and racers know full well that they are sending lots of them to their deaths.

Pigeon Study Contradicts Darwinian Natural Selection

Stuart A. Newman | Posted 04.14.2013 | Science
Stuart A. Newman

Despite the unknowns in the identity and action of the cr-associated gene in generating the crest, one thing is certain about it: it is a "gene of large effect." Such genes were written out of the mid-20th-century Darwinian synthesis.

LOOK! Man Hoarded Hundreds Of Animals In Home

Reuters | Posted 03.22.2013 | Crime

By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND, Ohio (Reuters) - Humane society members wearing protective masks removed nearly 300 animals including pigeons,...

Alderman Pushes For Stiff Fines For Pigeon Feeders

Posted 12.13.2012 | Chicago

Stubborn pigeon feeders in Chicago might soon be pinching their pennies in order to pay the fines as high as $1,000 proposed Wednesday by Ald. James C...

Astoria Characters: The Pigeon Parents

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 01.27.2013 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

There's a pigeon flying overhead when Eugene and Kaori Oda open the front door. And another. And another. Three in all. They land in the living room, where they're sitting in a row on the sofa, which is protected by a pair of plastic tablecloths.

WATCH: Man Hunts, Cooks, And Eats NYC Pigeon

Posted 09.29.2012 | New York

If you stumble upon the sight of a man throwing rocks at a city pigeon with a knife in his pocket, do not be alarmed. It's probably Jackson Landers ju...

WATCH: The Pigeon Keepers Of Kurdistan

Posted 07.12.2012 | World

In a small tea house in Erbil, in the Kurdish Region of Iraq, dozens of men gather at night to discuss their life passions. However, it's not their wi...

Oak Park Abandons Plan To Euthanize Pesky Pigeons

Posted 06.05.2012 | Chicago

At its village meeting Monday, Oak Park, Ill., took up what some called a drastic measure to help rid the streets of its downtown shopping district of...

Pigeon Study Unlocks Secret Of Birds' Amazing Homing Skills

| Sarah C. P. Williams | Posted 04.27.2012 | Science

Release a pigeon thousands of kilometers from home, and it'll fly across seas, forests, or deserts to return. It's not sight or smell that allows thi...

WATCH: Baby Hawk Hatches, Has First Rat Meal

Posted 04.11.2012 | New York

Rats can be a hazardous source of food for hawks in New York City (R.I.P. Lima) but, save for pigeons, it's probably their most plentiful food supply....

AMAZING PHOTO: Hawk Devours Pigeon On Guy's A/C

Posted 02.27.2012 | New York

Kyle Warren saw something a little out of the ordinary when he looked out his window today. Not cabs rolling by on a cloudy day, not construction work...

WATCH: Pigeon vs. Escalator

Posted 01.02.2012 | Comedy

If 2011 was the year that a seagull on an escalator was a metaphor for our lives, then 2012 is the year of the pigeon on an escalator. Gone is the ...

Pigeons Ace Math Tests

Newser.com | Posted 02.22.2012 | Weird News

Don't let those blank stares fool you: Pigeons, it seems, are the math nerds of the bird world. Researchers found that the creatures can do more t...

Pigeons May Be Awkward, But Study Says They Never Forget A Face

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.04.2011 | Green

A word to the wise: Never double-cross a pigeon. The pesky breed of bird characterized by its large body and small head is capable of recognizing a...

Twain's Feast: America's Vanished Foods

Andrew Beahrs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Andrew Beahrs

While traveling across Europe in 1879, Twain wrote a fantasy menu of all his favorite American dishes--some eighty in all--many of which have now vanished from the country's tables.

The Pigeon Man of Delancey Street

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

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Bobby Wilson Uses Roller Pigeons To Keep Kids Off The Street

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

Bobby Wilson was released from prison in 2007, after five years of incarceration. A former gang member in Los Angeles (known as Kill Kill), Wilson dec...

Exotic Birds, Hundreds Of Pigeons Found In Condemned Pueblo Home

7 News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

PUEBLO, Colo. -- Dozens of exotic birds are being nursed to health after animal control officers found them in a condemned Pueblo home without heat....