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Published on Mar 16, 2011
Biologist Jessica Meir isn't just researching bar-headed geese--she's parenting them too. She's raised a brood of twelve goslings since birth, in a process known as imprinting. But the imprinting is just a tool. The real question behind Meir's research is something else: How do these geese accomplish super-bird feats of flight? To read more, click here (http://nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ....)
Credit: Lisa Raffensperger and Steve McNally, National Science Foundation