How Owls Turn Heads
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.
Flora Lichtman is host of the podcast Every Little Thing. She’s a former Science Friday multimedia producer.