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Category: Learning

Octodon degus.

Researchers train rodents to use tools.

Tags: Behavior Learning Research.

Mu-opioid receptors.

Pleasure receptors concentrated in an area of the brain involved with comprehension may be an evolutionary reward mechanism for learning new concepts. (via)

Tags: Brain Concepts Discovery Evolution Learning.

Human Speechome Project.

Surveillance project that will monitor children at home to understand how we learn to speak. (via)

Tags: Kids Language Learning.

Recursive center-embedding.

Researchers discover a species of bird that can learn the syntax patterns of human language.

Tags: Animals Discovery Language Learning.

Tandem running.

Ants learn how to find food by being taught by other ants.

Tags: Bugs Food Learning Survival.

Lernu!

Free website for learning the Esperanto language. (via)

Tags: Language Learning Resources Web.

The Lord’s name in vain.

Young boy to teacher: Why did Mary and Joseph name their baby after a swear word? (via)

Tags: Humor Kids Language Learning Organizations Religion Resources.

Batmaaaaaaan.

Scientists have taught dolphins to sing the Batman theme. (via)

Tags: Entertainment Evolution Fish Learning Milestones Movies Music TV.

Counting water.

Amazon River flooding, which causes South America to sink several inches because of the extra weight, may one day help calculate the total amount of water on Earth.

Tags: Discovery Learning Math Research Study Water.

Astrobiology.

British university is offering a degree in searching for extraterrestrial life beyond Earth.

Tags: Change Education Learning Milestones Research Study UFO Unexplained.

World Wide Wiki.

Some insights into Wikipedia, ‘the most detailed collection of information in history’. (via)

Tags: Culture Geek History Ideas Information Learning Resources RSS Search Technology Web World.

HAL.

Computers will be able to out-think the entire world population put together within the next 60 years.” (via)

Tags: Gadgets Learning People Phone Robots Technology World.

Bullet with butterfly wings.

Army develops coloring book to teach kids living living on military base the dangers of ammunition they may find.

Tags: Bullets Education Ideas Kids Learning Prevention Resources Weapons.

Potty U.

The World Toilet Organization is opening the world’s first toilet college.

Tags: Education Hygiene Learning Milestones World.

“Google quiz”.

Test your knowledge of searching Google. (via)

Tags: Challenge Geek Google How-to Learning Resources Search Web.

FI-kwon-DO.

Dog learns kick-boxing.

Tags: Animals Kickboxing Learning Pets Sports.

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