The Art of Handwriting, the Importance of Appearance, and the Journey of the Monarch: NOVA Next Week in Review

This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

Looking good can make you feel better, but new research on birds shows that feeling good may improve appearances. NOVA Next contributor Elizabeth Preston reports on bird ornamentation. Scientists, she writes, are “learning how deeply a bird’s appearance is tied to its status, and, in a twist, how its status drives its appearance.”

A pukeko stands along a riverbank.

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Yesterday was the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Watch "D-Day’s Sunken Secrets" streaming online to commemorate the milestone.