DailyDirt: Gee, Brain, What Do You Want To Do Tonight?
from the urls-we-dig-up dept
Maybe animals are getting smarter. We’ve covered how some monkeys have figured out how to take pictures of themselves, and we’re learning more interesting things about animal behavior all the time. Here are a few more interesting discoveries that could bring us some damn dirty apes.. and fish and bees and lizards.
- There’s mounting evidence that fish might be able to use tools. So someday a fish might need a bicycle, like a woman needs a man… [url]
- Bumblebees tackle the traveling salesman problem all the time and seem to get pretty good solutions — perhaps using some of the same tricks that humans use to try to find optimal solutions. Hmm. Do educated fleas do this kind of thing, too? [url]
- Lizards from Puerto Rico have passed a cognitive test that was designed for birds. Yoda was right about some advanced cognitive skills: “You must unlearn what you have learned.” [url]
- To discover more interesting biological curiosities, check out what’s currently floating around the StumbleUpon universe. [url]
By the way, StumbleUpon can recommend some good Techdirt articles, too.