Posted: August 28, 2014 in Architecture, Details, Flash Fiction, Paris, Photography, Pigeons, Roofscapes, Street scene
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Researchers have identified the chromosome that–among other things–enables homing pigeons to unerringly find their way back to the roost. According to scientists involved in the study, one of the genes they discovered gives pigeons the ability to read subtle signs in their environment, signs that other species of birds miss.



  1. Jane Lurie says:

    As in, “fly that-a-way?” 😊

  2. Lignum Draco says:

    I know a few humans who are missing that gene.

  3. jlheuer says:

    Mea culpa is right!

  4. Pépé le Moko says:

    what’s the gene for irresistible impulse to share?

  5. David says:

    Why do birds suddenly appear?

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