From delivering mail to detecting cancer. Pigeons are pretty smart.
Researchers from the Universities of Otago in New Zealand and Iowa in the United States have been conducting experiments to better understand pigeon intelligence.
In this episode of The Science Briefing podcast, Dr Sophie Calabretto talks to Cosmos Magazine journalist Petra Stock to find out more.
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Originally published by Cosmos as Pigeons: The unlikely genius of the animal kingdom
Petra Stock has a degree in environmental engineering and a Masters in Journalism from University of Melbourne. She has previously worked as a climate and energy analyst.
Dr Sophie Calabretto is a mathematician specialising in fluid mechanics. She is Honorary Senior Lecturer at Macquarie University and Honorary Associate Professor, at the ACE Research Group, University of Leicester.
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