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How the finch changes its tune

Like top musicians, songbirds train from a young age to weed out errors and trim variability from their songs, ultimately becoming consistent and reliable performers. But as with human musicians, even the best are not machines. ...

dateAug 03, 2015 in Neuroscience Plants & Animals
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Birdsong recognition app launches

QMUL machine learning researcher Dan Stowell and his business partner Florence Wilkinson have launched Warblr, their mobile app that can automatically recognise birds by their song.

dateAug 14, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Lefties are all right with kangaroos

Kangaroos prefer to use one of their hands over the other for everyday tasks in much the same way that humans do, with one notable difference: generally speaking, kangaroos are lefties. The finding, reported in the Cell Press ...

dateJun 18, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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