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  Revealing Kestrel Flight

Attenborough's Life Stories: Life on Camera

Revealing Kestrel Flight

Kestrels are known as wind hoverers because of the birds' ability to hang motionless in the air. Sir David Attenborough shows us, using slow motion photography, details of their flying technique that we can't see with the naked eye. "Attenborough's Life Stories: Life on Camera " premieres Wednesday, January 23 at 8/7c.

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (July 28-August 3)
The Dirt: This Week in Nature (July 28-August 3)

An 80-year-old lobster is saved from restaurant fate, bees clue us in to "anti-aging" chemical, and a new study suggests atmospheric temperature may impact beak size of birds.

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (7/6-7/13)
The Dirt: This Week in Nature (7/6-7/13)

Efforts to get an orangutan to quit smoking, new species of frog named after Prince Charles, Floridians protest release of genetically-modified mosquito, fruit flies learn arithmetic, and yet another feathered-dinosaur find.

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (6/23-6/29)
The Dirt: This Week in Nature (6/23-6/29)

Lichen survive outer space (and what that might say about how life on earth began), genetic research suggests dolphins are second in intelligence to modern humans, new dinosaur bird ancestor discovered in Argentina, and more of this week's top nature stories.

The Dirt: This Week in Nature (6/2-6/8)
The Dirt: This Week in Nature (6/2-6/8)

This week's dirt: Trees pop up in the Tundra, dinosaurs not quite as bulky as previously thought, report connects the sizing down of insects with bird evolution, melting arctic could mean colder winters for those in the Northern Hemisphere, and more.

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Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air

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Hummingbirds are the tiniest of birds, yet they are some of the toughest, most energetic creatures on the planet. Their unique flying abilities give them unmatched maneuverability, but at the cost of a supercharged metabolism that keeps them on the edge of survival. Hummingbirds spend most their lives in fast forward, but now - high speed video lets us enter their world.