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Bird Brain Map Gets Major Revisions
2013-09-18 08:24:14

A ten-year project has led to major revisions in our understanding of the bird brain, concluding that it is much more similar to mammalian brains than previously thought.

http://www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/48444.php?from=223109
2012-10-11 09:44:36

Learning to adapt voice is a trait commonly shared among humans, bats and several bird species, as well as some larger mammals.

Genetics Could Explain Parrots Ability To Parrot
2012-07-05 04:42:15

Scientists say they have put together a more complete string of genetic letters that may control how well parrots learn to imitate their owners and other noises.


Word of the Day
mitraille
  • Small missiles, especially grape, canister, fragments of iron, and the like, when fired, as upon an enemy at close quarters.
  • To fire mitraille at.
The word 'mitraille' comes from the Old French 'mitaille', meaning 'small coins', sometimes used to mean 'scrap iron'.