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Mathematical Parrot Reveals His Genius With Posthumous Paper

Tuesday, February 21st, 2012
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ananyo writes “Even in death, the world’s most accomplished parrot continues to amaze. The final experiments involving Alex – a grey parrot trained to count objects – have just been published (abstract). They show that Alex could accurately add together Arabic numerals to a sum of eight, and correctly add three small sets of objects, putting his mathematical abilities on par with (and maybe beyond) those of chimpanzees and other non-human primates.”

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Animal-Made ‘Art’ Challenges Human Monopoly on Creativity

Monday, February 13th, 2012
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Art is usually considered a uniquely human ability, but that may not be true. Given the opportunity, animals like chimpanzees and gorillas and elephants produce abstract designs that arguably rise to artistic level.

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