Popular idioms aside, birds can actually be quite intelligent, with some species demonstrating the ability to use tools and to develop complex social dynamics. This despite some substantial differences in the anatomy of bird brains compared to those of mammals, particularly humans.
We’re thrilled to share this new InterVarsity reading group welcoming all scholars to discuss what it means to work toward human flourishing in harmony with God and each other. This opportunity is sponsored by our colleagues in InterVarsity’s Black Scholars and Professionals (BSAP) network, part of Graduate and Faculty Ministries (GFM). Find dates and details […]
Basically, by performing magic tricks for animals, or employing equipment inspired by stage magic techniques, we can figure out what is surprising to various animals and what is not. By learning how they expect to the world to work and what is unexpected to them, we can understand more about their models of cause and effect and their capacity for various sorts of abstract thought.
We’ve talked about extraterrestrial gases as a sign of life before, when a methane anomaly was detected by a Mars rover. This time, it was spectral analysis of Venus’ atmosphere causing a stir.
We’re so excited about the fall lineup of ESN Conversations! If you haven’t registered already, take a look at tomorrow’s webinar with Elaine Howard Ecklund, and please browse the rest of the lineup below. September 15, 1 pm (US Eastern Time): Elaine Howard Ecklund, Why Science and Faith Need Each Other Register here: http://tinyurl.com/eecklund One […]