Pigeons use touch screens to solve challenging problems

(Phys.org) —Go to about any public square, and you see pigeons pecking at the ground, always in search of crumbs dropped by a passerby. While the pigeons' scavenging may seem random, new research by psychologists at the ...

Captive hyenas outfox wild relatives

(Phys.org)—When it comes to solving puzzles, animals in captivity are, well, different animals than their wild brethren.

Making a bee-line for the best rewards

Bumblebees use complex problem solving skills to minimise the energy they use when flying to collect food, according to new research from Queen Mary, University of London.

How scientists think: Fostering creativity in problem solving

Profound discoveries and insights on the frontiers of science do not burst out of thin air but often arise from incremental processes of weaving together analogies, images, and simulations in a constrained fashion. In cutting-edge ...

K-12 education should include engineering

The introduction of K-12 engineering education has the potential to improve student learning and achievement in science and mathematics, increase awareness about what engineers do and of engineering as a potential career, ...

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