CROWBOARDING: THIS YEAR’S HOT NEW WINTER SPORT?

May you never tire of reading about crows, for I fear I will never tire of writing about them.

They’re gaining on us fast, you see. First they starred in Hollywood’s 1993 supergoth action flick, THE CROW. Then, back in real life, the hilariously named Dr. Bird revealed the cleverness of the common crow years later in a series of experiments reported here. Then we witnessed them figuring out how to use fishing hooks to catch their dinner. More >>

18-01-2012 2:57 pm by Joshua Gee

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OH, NO! EVIL SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCE MIND-READING MACHINE!

First, the video game mind controller. Now this: A machine that identifies “memory traces” in your brain’s hypocampus.

Translation: “Yeek! It can read my mind!”

What next? Only SkyNet knows for sure.

On a not-entirely-unrelated note, Christopher Nolan’s big-budget INCEPTION is looking mighty fine. “Your Mind Is the Scene of the Crime.”

16-03-2010 12:00 pm by Joshua Gee

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TOOL USE FOUND IN OCTOPUSES.

First, crows. Now, octopuses. The eight-legged wonders appear to be harnessing the power of coconut shells for purposes of their own devious dwellings.

Witness below. The good part is at 0:50.

UPDATE! Octopuses, if you are reading this, may we also interest you in the life-enhancing goodness of Tool?



15-12-2009 2:12 pm by Joshua Gee

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FANGED FROG FOUND FEASTING IN FOREST!

Scientists have discovered a new species of frog along the Mekong River in Southeast Asia. With long, fearsome fangs, it enjoys a light appetizer of the usual comfort food (insects), but prefers birds for the main course.

25-09-2009 9:01 am by Joshua Gee

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RETURN OF THE CLEVERNESS OF THE COMMON CROW!

To follow up on Saturday’s post about recent crow experiments, below is further proof of what the crafty little creatures can do, courtesy of YouTube. Astounded yet?

THE CROW 2: Yet another clever crow.

THE CROW 2: Yet another clever crow.

10-08-2009 10:00 am by Joshua Gee

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