Pigs recorded using tools for the first time

The observations could signal a new cognitive skill previously unknown amid swine, which are well known for their intelligence.

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A Breakthrough for A.I. Technology: Passing an 8th-Grade Science Test – The New York Times

Researchers at the Allen Institute have hit an artificial-intelligence milestone: a machine that is ready for high school science. Maybe even college.

Growing Up Surrounded by Books Could Have Powerful, Lasting Effect on the Mind | Smart News | Smithsonian

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A new study suggests that exposure to large home libraries may have a long-term impact on proficiency in three key areas

Source: Growing Up Surrounded by Books Could Have Powerful, Lasting Effect on the Mind | Smart News | Smithsonian

Codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman Smashed Nazi Spy Rings

She was a real-life Peggy Carter, and a founder of national intelligence.

This Woman Saved the Americas From the Nazis

Pioneering codebreaker Elizebeth Friedman, a poet and mother of two, smashed spy rings by solving secret messages.

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Australia’s birds of prey are starting bushfires DELIBERATELY | Daily Mail Online

Scientists from Penn State University have compiled a study that suggests that fires have spread in the Australian bush due to birds dropping smouldering sticks and embers on wildlife below.