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Submission + - Wisdom of Crows Demonstrates Wisdom of Aesop 1

Rambo Tribble writes: Using New Caledonian crows captured from the wild, scientists have demonstrated the corvids' ability to master the task of retrieving food by displacing water, inspired by the classic Aesop fable of the "Crow and the Pitcher". Per the researchers: 'In their understanding of physics — how objects displace water — the crows were comparable to 5-to-7-year-old children ...' Reuters provides an approachable summation of the news, here.
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Wisdom of Crows Demonstrates Wisdom of Aesop

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