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Owls may have inherited their night-hunting abilities from dinosaurs

Owls may have inherited their night-hunting abilities from dinosaurs

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May 6 (UPI) -- New research suggests a small bird-like dinosaur's exacting night vision and owl-like hearing allowed it to track down prey in the black of night. Nocturnal hunting is relatively rare among predators, as it requires specialized sensory abilities -- many of the best night-hunters are birds, including owls, nightjars, nighthawks and more. Advertisement Because modern birds are the closest living relatives of the dinosaurs, scientists have previously surmised that the night-hunting capabilities of owls and other nocturnal birds might be inherited from their theropod ancestors. To investigate the possibility, scientists used detailed CT scans to compare the anatomical features of the eyes and inner ears of nearly 100 living bird and extinct dinosaur species. They shared the re...
The Best Jobs for Night Owls

The Best Jobs for Night Owls

Finance
"How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?" -- Dr. Seuss I often think that the night is more alive and more richly colored than the day. -- Vincent Van GoghPeople are different. We all have different skills and strengths, different ways that we learn best, and different times when we work best. Some of us are wired to be early birds, some don't feel a strong pull toward any part of the day, and others are night owls. If you like to stay up late and are wondering which lines of work might mesh best with your body clock, below are some of the best jobs for night owls.Image source: Getty Images.Healthcare professional: The health...