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Google crows that it's got everything (but the Apple Watch)

Technically Incorrect: Preparing itself for the Apple Watch onslaught, Google releases an ad that shows the whole raft of Android Wear watches available.

By 21 March 2015


Tool-wielding crows are left- or right-beaked: Here's why

The super-smart New Caledonian crow tends to tip its head to one particular side when it is wielding tools. Researchers have figured out why.

By 5 December 2014


Crows: Officially smarter than children

New research with New Caledonian crows has demonstrated that they perform as well as 7- to 10-year-old children on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks.

By 25 July 2014


Goats: the crows of the bovid family?

Just as crows are smarter than the average bird, goats, it seems, are capable of feats of intelligence far beyond what was previously believed.

By 27 March 2014


Crows can refrain from eating a snack if a tastier snack is on the way

A new study has demonstrated that crows can exercise anticipation and self-control, abstaining from eating a treat if they know a preferred treat is coming soon.

By 12 March 2014


Sperm whales develop culture, regional accents

A study comprising 18 years of data has found that, just like humans, sperm whales develop "culture" as evidenced by their regional dialects.

By 9 September 2015


Look who's Tarkin: 'Star Wars' prequel 'Rogue One' could re-create Peter Cushing in CGI

Cushing, who played villainous military officer Grand Moff Tarkin in the first "Star Wars" movie, died in 1994. Is this a fitting tribute to a beloved actor, or special effects gone mad?

By 25 August 2015


Iraqis claim victory in battle invented as Twitter joke

Technically Incorrect: A man is bored and invents a battle in a fictional Iraqi town called "Cheese Bladder." He tweets it. The rest isn't history.

By 16 June 2015


Dear Tesla and Prius owners, enough with the sanctimonious license plates

Technically Incorrect: Why do owners of greener vehicles feel the need to crow about their eco-superiority? Is it pride, or a need to make the rest of us feel bad?

By 28 April 2015


Oh, no. Samsung's new phone bends just like an iPhone?

Technically Incorrect: Stress tests on the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge show that it not only bends, but the glass shatters too. Does it matter?

By 5 April 2015