Bird Brains Give Insight into Baby Babble

May 7, 2008 by  
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Scientists who have been searching for insight into how the brain learns motor tasks have had a new breakthrough. By studying the brains of both adult and juvenile songbirds, it has now been realized that there are two completely different brain circuits that are involved in the process.

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The Popular Sport of Pigeon Racing

October 22, 2007 by  
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Pigeon racing is a form of sport that was derived from post pigeons, as the pigeon is one species of bird that has been domesticated by humans for hundreds of years. Their magnificent ability to find their way home made them perfect messengers before telephones, airplanes and modern technology took over. These pigeons were able to fly great distances, deliver important messages and find their way home. Some pigeons are still used in the military, as they are the silent, unnoticed messengers of the sky.

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Pigeon Mail Service

November 1, 2006 by  
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Before the invention of telegrams, phones and email, homing pigeons were the swiftest way for humans to send messages.

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So why do Birds really sing in the Fall?

April 10, 2006 by  
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Birds sing for a variety of reasons, and not all of these motivations are linked to displays of pleasure. As their primary form of communication, birds sing to greet one another, attract a potential mate, issue a warning and even mark and defend their territory.

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