02/01/2013

How Owls Turn Heads

5:08 minutes

A mystery of the animal kingdom: How do owls turn their heads 270 degrees without damaging their blood vessels? At last an answer, published this week in Science. Fabian de Kok-Mercado and Philippe Gailloud dissected and X-rayed owls to discover how the birds do the twist.

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