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6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think

6 Terrifying Ways Crows Are Way Smarter Than You Think
Mankind has a long and checkered past with crows and ravens: They have been feared as symbols of death, because they're all black and scary, revered as creators of the world because, well, it was either them or the seagulls, and worshiped as trickster gods, because of their baffling intelligence. Intelligent enough, in fact, for us to start worrying ... #6. They Can Remember Your Face Next time you see a group of crows, look closely. OK, so the scientists weren't just playing out horror movie fantasies -- they were testing whether the crows could recognize human faces or not. In case you think they were just telling each other "get the guy with the mask," they weren't: The test was repeated with multiple people wearing multiple masks, and without fail, the crows left the masked men who hadn't messed with them alone, but went murder-crazy on the mask that had been worn while messing with them. "Wow. Oh, and also none of the scientists were ever seen again. #5. #4. One.

Fat, Ugly or Slutty Steampunk Insects Created from Bullets Tom Hardwidge’s Arthrobots are robotic insects — steampunk creations made from upcycled gears, nuts, bolts… and bullets! All images courtesy of Tom Hardwidge . English artist Tom Hardwidge has an unusual specialty: creating steampunk insects from old, inactive ammunition and pieces of clockwork. Each piece is so delicately and masterfully crafted that it is sometimes hard to even imagine what the recycled components might once have been, or to decipher where one part ends and where the next begins. Even harder to believe is that Hardwidge creates steampunk insects only as a hobby; he is a digital designer by day and gets time to work as a creative insect maker only at night. Apart from old bullets, discarded pocket watch parts make up the bulk of his little insects. Most of the pieces are supplied by local company, The Watch Lab, who sift through their rubbish bins to find parts for Hardwidge. This golden grasshopper ( Roborthoptera aurum duo ) has long legs, curly antennae and no wings.

Brains of Phonetics Experts Differ From Those of General Public 5 Ham-Fisted Religious Websites The Evangel Cathedral website has an introduction animation with a "Skip Intro" option, but I'm fairly confident that no one has ever used it in the history of the site's existence. The sequence looks like Jesus Christ himself sat over the shoulder of the designer and shouted out ideas to make it more spectacular. What it lacks in message it makes up for in lightning bolts, spinny shooty things and heaps of kick-ass sound effects. It's not until the final scene of righteous souls firing into the air that you're reminded this is a website for a church and then the sequence abruptly stops just as quickly as it started before redirecting to the homepage. Who needs a point when there's a courtyard with a fountain?! It's understandably difficult for a website to live up to such an epic introduction but the Evangel Cathedral handles it deftly with a wailing guitar solo and flying words that shoot across the page and probably mean something in the context of real sentences.

Cute &Epic Animal Photos Published on Monday, June 20, 2011 by administrator EmailShare 0EmailShare Is there anything better than collection of cute and epic photos of many different animals to cheer you up ? We hope you will likes this and if you do we will make more effort in future We have to admit that this time we had a help from our readers who sent us most of these photos. News:

20 awesome examples of street art If you still need a proof that art can be found anywhere, those awesome examples of great street art should convince you. Spiders Fleeing Floods Build Mosquito Buffet in Trees Photo: Russell Watkins / DFID When heavy rains caused rivers to overflow and flood parts of Pakistan last year, it set into motion a surprisingly complex chain of events that scientists are only now beginning to understand -- and which may have ultimately saved countless human lives. As waters began to rise, thousands of spiders sought refuge in tall trees, cluttering the leaves and branches with their webs in a manner reminiscent of cotton-candy. That, of course, is just the beginning of the story. >> WATCH SLIDESHOW: 10 of the World's Weirdest Spiders In the heavily flooded region of Sindh, Pakistan, these spider-web laden trees seems to have been quite effective at catching insects. Unfortunately, the trees themselves didn't benefit from being host to the spider's buffet. From New Scientist : Although slowly killing the trees, the phenomenon is seemingly helping the local population.

5 Shocking Ways You Overestimate Yourself We Think Our Problems Are the Worst We've all read interviews with celebrities, or maybe even friends' blogs, in which they go on and on about how great their lives are, and we wonder what horrible shit we must have done in a past life to be dealt the hand we've got now. Bills, relationships, family, jobs ... everything just sucks. Getty"My hands are so full of prostitute I can't put my winnings away." Studies have found that our pain, our unhappiness, the things that bother us, etc., we perceive as much, much worse than anything that others go through. Part of this self-pity is due to the fact that it's a social norm for everyone to project only the good things about their lives. GettyThis life-affirming event makes your internal existential horror much less visible. The difference is that you know there's frustrating bullshit going on in between those snapshots and that, in a way, your photo album is a lie. Getty"That dead horse was on MY side of the fence, Carl. GettyGod is great! Getty

Bento Laptop Tablet Hybrid by René Woo-Ram Lee & Yanko Design - StumbleUpon Bento is quite an exceptional and forward thinking concept by René Woo-Ram Lee. It’s quite a plausible scenario that most of use/own a tablet, a PC, external hard drives and a smartphone. Now combine the power of these to have fully customizable Bento Laptop! Laptop with 15″ OLED screen11″ tablet and 4″ phone sit in shallow depressionsSolar powered lithium-ion battery1TB SSD drive Designer: René Woo-Ram Lee The Fujitsu branding is evident and rightly so, the concept is a part of the Fujitsu Design Award that is organized by Designboom.

Show Me Your Money Face! Proving that money can buy happiness, these money/face mashups are stacking up quick around the web. The visual trick has been around for a while now, but not until this week when Reddit user MadSon11 posted his head matched with Alexander Hamiltons jaw (above) did the meme really get some legs. Redditors the world over have posted images using both U.S. bills and their own currency. Want to see MadSon11′s lower half? See Also SHOW ME YOUR TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA NOSES! Want to show off your own Money Face? MadSon11′s lower money face. …and I couldn’t help it… yours truly showing some serious George Washington glare. Want more strange faces? Via: Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea.

Your beliefs about intelligence affect your beliefs about learning Your beliefs about intelligence really matter. Learning is a lifelong process. Kids go to school to be exposed to new topics ranging from history to math to science. Adults need to pick up new knowledge to understand world events and to succeed at new tasks at work. Sometimes, of course, the things we learn are fairly easy to pick up. Many people watching the political events unfold in North Africa and the Middle East in 2011 may not have known much about the governments of countries like Tunisia and Egypt before protests brought down those governments. Other information is harder to pick up. How does the difficulty of learning about something affect your beliefs about how much you can learn about it? This question was explored by David Miele, Bridgid Finn, and Daniel Molden in a paper in the March, 2011 issue of Psychological Science . They were interested in the role of people's beliefs about intelligence on learning. This result is quite important.

7 Useful Genetic Experiments That Are Creepy As Hell Reviving Extinct Animals Bringing back prehistoric animals has been a trope in science fiction for a very, very long time. So far, none of these efforts have come to fruition. Scientists have been trying to clone the wooly mammoth for over 10 years, and despite continuous reassurance that we're on the brink of a major breakthrough, no one's pulled it off yet. The only prehistoric creatures we've successfully revived is bacteria -- and even they weren't really dead, just suspended inside a salt crystal or in the stomach of a fossilized bee. This is the scientific equivalent of winning a bag of Skittles in the lottery. Still, though. Most recently, a scientist announced his intention to reverse-engineer a dinosaur from a modern chicken by systematically removing DNA, because that makes nothing but sense. Otherwise known as "the saddest Sean Connery-related moment of our childhood." That's right: Science injected a mouse with Tasmanian tiger genes just to see what would happen. No.