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

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Looking good can make you feel better, but new research on birds shows that feeling good may improve appearances. NOVA Next contributor Elizabeth Preston

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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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