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In birdwatching, Christian ‘ornitheoligists’ see God's hand

Nov. 12, 2021 11:09 AM EST

(RNS) — It is early morning in the Great Smoky Mountains. Kevin Burrell is half asleep and wrapped tightly in his sleeping bag. Before surrendering his warm cocoon to the chilly morning air, he hears the call of a hermit thrush just above his tent, coaxing him to stay in bed for just a few...

Study finds California condors can have "virgin births"

Oct. 28, 2021 22:39 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Endangered California condors can have “'virgin births," according to a study released Thursday. Researchers with the San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance said genetic testing confirmed that two male chicks hatched in 2001 and 2009 from unfertilized eggs...