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What if an astronaut took his/her pet bird into space? Would it still be able to fly?

What would happen if birds were released into space? Well, we don't know, but we think that birds in space would actually do quite well because their wings would help stabilize them as they float through space.


10 Animals With Better Jobs Than You

10 Animals With Better Jobs Than You

Hate to say it, but some animals have far more interesting jobs — and more lucrative — than yours. Learn about these lucky 'dogs' at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Canines With Careers: The Working Dogs Quiz

Canines With Careers: The Working Dogs Quiz

How much do you know about working dogs and their jobs? Test your knowledge with this quiz at HowStuffWorks. See more »

The Tardigrades Quiz

The Tardigrades Quiz

Search the least hospitable parts of our planet to discover the resilient world of the tardigrade. Prove how much you know at HowStuffWorks. See more »

10 Weird Ways Organisms Reproduce

10 Weird Ways Organisms Reproduce

Nature has come up with many ways to increase populations. Learn more about the weird ways organisms reproduce at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Did a Russian lake flash-freeze a herd of horses?

Did a Russian lake flash-freeze a herd of horses?

Horses are powerful and strong, but are they any match for the freezing cold? Learn if a lake can flash-freeze a herd of horses at HowStuffWorks. See more »

Do animals laugh?

Do animals laugh?

Do animals laugh? Researchers have investigated whether animals are capable of making a unique sound in response to joy. See more »

What's the largest land animal of all time?

What's the largest land animal of all time?

Just how big do animals come? Find out as we dive backward through history to unearth the largest land animal of all time. See more »

How Animal Imprinting Works

How Animal Imprinting Works

Animal imprinting concerns how some species of animals learn during a short period immediately after birth. Learn more about animal imprinting. See more »

10 Insects We Love to Study

10 Insects We Love to Study

Insects have an awful lot to teach us about the world. View 10 insects we love to study to learn more. See more »

10 Recent Breakthroughs in Marine Biology

10 Recent Breakthroughs in Marine Biology

Marine biology breakthroughs have helped us learn about the ocean's residents. Explore 10 of the coolest marine biology discoveries. See more »