04 Dec 2017 19:13 IST

Hummingbirds are where intuition goes to die

A long-held belief about how hummingbirds drink is wrong

Scientists believed that hummingbirds drank nectar through a process called capillary action but when Margaret Rubega read about the process, she knew there was something not right. She collaborated with a student named Alejandro Rico-Guevara to solve the mystery.

To read about how the tiny birds really drink, check-out this article in The Atlantic.