Owls can fly with incredible stealth thanks to evolution, which caused all kinds of changes to their wings to allow them to sneak up on prey. Now researchers are trying to find a way to use the adaptations owls come by naturally on airplanes to make planes quieter.

Hat-tip to my mom, Jill Finger.

Written by Corey
Corey is a New Yorker who lived most of his life in upstate New York but has lived in Queens since 2008. He's only been birding since 2005 but has garnered a respectable life list by birding whenever he wasn't working as a union representative or spending time with his family. He lives in Forest Hills with Daisy and Desmond Shearwater. His bird photographs have appeared on the Today Show, in Birding, Living Bird Magazine, Bird Watcher's Digest, and many other fine publications. He is also the author of the American Birding Association Field Guide to the Birds of New York.