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Flying over the Himalayas

I listened to a really interesting story on NPR this morning about new discoveries regarding┬áthe flight patterns of bar-headed geese. These birds are known for their incredible ability to fly over the Himalayas on their annual migration to┬ácentral Asia. Until now, it was often assumed that the birds reached a specific altitude and then simply…

Experimental Biology – Tuesday

Today’s symposia included a session on “Integrative Cardiovascular and Respiratory Physiology of Non-model Organisms” as well as the August Krogh Distinguished Lecture. This year’s Krogh lecture was given by Dr. Stan Lindstedt from Northern Arizona University. Dr. Lindstedt is arguably best known for publishing work showing that the metabolic rate of an animal is negatively…