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Jul 27 / Jonathan

Crows, face recognition, cavemen, and Dick Cheney

Listen to this fine NPR story on crows recognizing individual people. There’s a video on the page as well, but the original story is better than the video.

Aside from the inherent interest of the immediate story, it’s a nice example of science at work in the wild, where unexpected observations are investigated, complete with controls and new opportunities for research.

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