Study: City blackbirds live faster than those in the country

06/5/2013 | Nature (free content)

An experiment using European blackbirds revealed that city-dwelling birds have altered biological clocks as a result of exposure to urban noise and light. Researchers found that the city blackbirds have a faster biological clock than country birds, and complete a 24-hour cycle 50 minutes quicker than their counterparts. The team hopes to determine whether the human biological clock is similarly altered by living in cities.

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