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Sunday, August 11, 2002
A notable academic achievement

On Friday August 9th, the BBC 'Today' programme broadcast an interview with one of a group of scientists who had demonstrated a new example of birds using tools. We all know about the Galapagos woodpecker finches, don't we? They are renowned as tool users. The New Caledonian crows take tool use to new heights (in captivity at least). They actually fashion tools. Junius (August 9th) has a piece on this with a link to the (subscription) article in Science. Most interestingly, there is a video clip of a crow in action. Magic. I am very pleased that some Oxford academics are doing something useful like watching crows make hooks.

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