Pigeons are more intelligent than previously thought, according to researchers in the United States. Using touch screens to test the birds' problem-solving skills, University of Iowa scientists have demonstrated that pigeons can make considered choices while negotiating complex challenges presented by the widely-used "string task" intelligence test.
Reuters - US Online Video (May 6, 2016) An artist sends 2,000 pigeons tagged with LED lights into the darkening skies of New York to pay homage to the birds. Elly Park reports.
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