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Confirming a 50-year hypothesis about the identity of a mysterious structure in the bird brain, the new study sheds light on the evolution of the brain and opens new animal models for studying the neocortex.
Word of the Day
- Any of various tropical Old World birds of the family Indicatoridae, some species of which lead people or animals to the nests of wild honeybees. The birds eat the wax and larvae that remain after the nest has been destroyed for its honey.
Honeyguide birds have even been known to eat candles.