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 >>
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.”
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?
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.