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July 21 2014

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When it comes to intelligence, we humans are clearly the most gifted animals around. But what make us so special? Is it our ability to make and use tools? To solve complex problems? Or plan for the future? It might seem that way, but today, researchers are discovering other creatures with impressive brains that have mastered all those skills. Surprisingly, many are bird brains. Crows bend and shape sticks to create custom-made spears for hunting grubs, and they are just one among a growing list of bird species whose impressive problem-solving abilities are shocking scientists and revolutionizing our understanding of animal intelligence. At the head of the class, we meet animals like Muppet, a cockatoo with a talent for picking locks; 007, a wild crow on a mission to solve an eight-step puzzle for the first time ever; and Bran, a tame raven who can solve a puzzle box so quickly that his performance has to be captured with high-speed photography. But are these skills really evidence of high intelligence, or just parlor tricks, the result of training and instinct? To find out, NOVA tests the limits of some of the planet’s brainiest animals, searching for the secrets of a problem-solving mind.

NOVA - Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius

March 21 2014

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Middleton Moor, Derbyshire on 19 January 2014. Photograph: Matthew Taylor/Rex Features

From October to March thousands of starlings flock together to perform extraordinary displays across the UK. This gallery captures the murmurations of starlings as they swirl in the sky above reed beds where they roost at night. Some of the pictures were sent to us by our readers via GuardianWitness and via Guardian Environment desk’s Flickr group Green Shoots

Via Starling murmuration season - in pictures

December 30 2013

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Postmarked Dec 1913 Belgium

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New Year’s postcard - postmarked 6 Jan 1914 Cass City, Michigan

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predator in its natural habitat
suuuup, predator in its natural habitat
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December 14 2013

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November 19 2013

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Photo by Austin Thomas

October 23 2013

MerelyGifted
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Owls are known to stay awake at night. Why? Because they have coffee and internet! (Spiders are not just for decoration, they provide connection).

   Via Internet Cafe · Desktop wallpapers · Vladstudio
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September 22 2013

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August 14 2013

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