Scientists’ Bird-Tracking Program Doomed to Fail


Researchers have begun outfitting birds with tiny backpacks that track their location and speed during migration, revealing a treasure trove of information that ornithologists apparently find interesting. That’s all well and good, but are we seriously supplying our mortal enemies with sophisticated technology and just hoping they don’t use it against us? How about we give them some night-vision goggles while we’re at it, so they can coordinate with each other and target our planes under cover of darkness? [NYT]