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Are New Caledonian Crows Smarter Than A First-Grader?
2014-07-28 03:42:16

By Andrea Estrada, UC Santa Barbara UCSB researcher shows that New Caledonian crows can perform as well as 7- to 10-year-olds on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks In Aesop’s fable about the crow and the pitcher, a thirsty bird happens upon a vessel of water, but when he tries to drink from it, he finds the water level out of his reach. Not strong enough to knock over the pitcher, the bird drops pebbles into it — one at a time — until the water level rises enough for him...

2014-07-16 23:10:09

Pact with Time Castle includes sizzling‐new adventures by 2Guns creator Steven Grant and illustrator extraordinaire Paul Gulacy. Portland, OR (PRWEB) July 16, 2014 Time Castle, holder of all worldwide rights to The Rook, is pleased to announce that America's favorite time-traveling adventure hero will make its return to comics this fall through a new publishing agreement with Dark Horse Comics! Beginning in September 2014, Dark Horse will introduce The Rook adventures starting with...

2011-08-31 18:30:00

You canât find evidence that you canât see. FoxFuryâs new Rook ALS LED kit makes it easier to find forensic evidence and finally settles the debate over best wavelength(s). This portable kit features dual wavelength UV (380 + 395 nm) and Blue (450 + 470 nm) light sources that can be powered with lithium or rechargeable batteries. Vista, CA (PRWEB) August 31, 2011 You canât find evidence that you canât see....

2010-01-11 06:45:00

SAN CLEMENTE, Calif., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- A.N. Group, LLC has announced the acquisition of the intellectual property rights to The Rook, the popular graphic story series created by W.B. DuBay and Budd Lewis. A.N. Group, LLC, a Native American-owned firm and a recent entry in the exploding field of media property rights acquisitions, is pleased to announce its intent to bring this classic time-traveling hero from the pages of comics and print to television, film and gaming. The Rook,...

2009-08-06 15:50:00

Aesop's fables, which include the goose that laid the golden egg to the notorious race between the tortoise and the hare, are known for their moral lessons rather than their literal truth. But a new study finds at least one such tale might actually be rooted in fact:  the fable of "the crow and the pitcher." The story is the tale of a bird that finds a pitcher with the water level too low for him to reach, causing the crow to raise the water level by dropping rocks into the...

2009-05-26 10:15:00

Researchers have learned that rooks have the ability to make and use tools in order to complete certain tasks. Researchers from the University of Cambridge and Queen Mary, University of London, noted that although rooks, which are related to New Caledonian crows, are not known to use tools in the wild, they quickly learned to do so in laboratory tests. "This finding is remarkable because rooks do not appear to use tools in the wild, yet they rival habitual tools users such as chimpanzees and...

2008-09-30 03:00:23

By Pescador, Rosete Kerbauy, Gilberto B; Kraus, Jane E; de Melo Ferreira, Wagner; Guerra, Miguel Pedro; de Cassia L Figueiredo- Ribeiro, Rita Abstract Comparative analysis of zygotic and somatic embryogenesis of Acca sellowiana showed higher amounts of sucrose, fructose, raffinose, and myo-inositol in zygotic embryos at different developmental stages than in corresponding somatic ones. These differences were mostly constant. In general, glucose levels were significantly lower than the other...

Latest Rook Reference Libraries

2006-02-24 15:45:31

The Carrion Crow (Corvus corone) can be distinguished from the Common Raven by its size (48"“52 cm in length) and from the Hooded Crow by its black plumage. There is frequent confusion between it and the Rook. The beak is stouter and in consequence looks shorter, and whereas in the adult Rook the nostrils are bare, those of the crow are covered with bristle-like feathers, in both adults and juveniles. This species breeds in western and central Europe, with an allied race (C. c....

2006-02-24 15:33:09

The Hooded Crow (Corvus cornix) is a Eurasian species in the genus of crows. It is so similar in structure and habits to the Carrion Crow that some authorities consider them to be merely geographical races of one species. It wasn't until 2002 that the bird was elevated to full species status. It breeds in northern and eastern Europe, and closely allied specimens inhabit southern Europe and western Asia. Where their ranges overlap (as in northern Britain, Germany and Siberia) their hybrids...

2006-02-24 12:25:52

PHOTO CAPTION: American Crow True crows are in the genus Corvus. They are large passerine birds. All temperate continents (except South America) and several offshore and oceanic islands (including Hawaii) have representatives of the 40 or so members of this genus. Crows in the genus (Corvus) appear to have evolved in central Asia and spread out into North America (including Mexico), Africa, Europe, and Australia. The latest evidence, however, appears to point towards an Australasian...

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