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Snowden Leak: NSA Plans to Infect 'Millions' of Computers
Offbeat  (tags: technology, Hacking, Intelligence, Internet, Security, USA )

- 1500 days ago -
Yet more previously secret surveillance operations waged by the United States National Security Agency were made public Wednesday morning thanks to leaked documents supplied by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.
Data Protection: Angela Merkel Proposes Europe Network
Offbeat  (tags: EU, Germany, Angela Merkel, NSA, Edward Snowden, USA, intelligence, Security )

- 1525 days ago -
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is proposing building up a European communications network to help improve data protection.
'The Day We Fight Back': 6,000 Websites Protest Surveillance, Honor Aaron Swartz
Offbeat  (tags: Anniversary, Gayane Chichakyan, Intelligence, Internet, Law, Politics, USA )

- 1528 days ago -
More than 6,000 websites, including Reddit, Tumblr, Mozilla, are taking part in an online protest against government surveillance. The action marks two years since website blackouts against SOPA and PIPA and commemorates Aaron Swartz's death.
Animals That Are Smarter Than People
Offbeat  (tags: animals, humans, intelligence, clever, skills, brilliance )

- 2174 days ago -
Some animals have certain sets of skills and smarts that are mind-boggling. Mapping out where your family members are by smell? A photographic memory and the ability to recall number sequences?
Steve Jobs Leveraged His Intelligence To More Effectively Create
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- 2371 days ago -
Shortly after the great Steve Jobs passed away, Google news showed over 10,000 media sources covering the loss of the monumental tech icon. Although the tsunami of interest has now subsided to smaller waves, his life story and the products that bear his
Why Cats Should Teach: Feline Emotional Intelligence Serves Children Better Than Testing
Offbeat  (tags: cats, children, teachers, bonding, intelligence, understanding )

- 2378 days ago -
Our society places much stock in being intelligent and having smart children, which is why schools administer so many different kinds of tests. But over the last decade, educators and parents have seriously challenged such approaches, standardizing tests.
Wild Dolphins "Walk On Water" (VIDEO)
Offbeat  (tags: wild dolphins, intelligence, walking on water, video )

- 2394 days ago -
Wild dolphins in Australia are naturally learning to "walk" on water. Six dolphins have now been seen mastering the technique - furiously paddling their tail fluke, forcing their body out and across the water.
Are Animals Smarter Than People?
Offbeat  (tags: animals, intelligence, humans, studies, common sense, abilities )

- 2432 days ago -
Are you smarter than the average animal? Maybe not. Researchers say that animals rival peoples' intelligence regarding the cognitive processing of social etiquette and survival skills. But how can this be?
The Cleverness Of The Apes (GALLERY)
Offbeat  (tags: chimpanzees, clever, intelligence, amazing, photoswildlife )

- 2436 days ago -
The supersmart chimpanzees of the new movie Rise of the Planet of the Apes may exist only on the silver screen -- but in real life, great apes are still brainiacs of the animal kingdom.
Do Crows Have An Elephant's Memory?
Offbeat  (tags: crows, intelligence, memories, enemies, friends, recoginition, birds )

- 2487 days ago -
We all remember Hitchcock's spooky '63 thriller, The Birds, in which every winged beast suddenly gains the intelligence to overtake the planet. Well, maybe all birds aren't mass communicating, but crows definitely have the ability. One study has revealed
Mind Who You Call a 'Birdbrain'
Offbeat  (tags: jungle crows, Tokyo, Japan, animal intelligence, birdbrain, relative size, pest, forest demons, folklore, pest )

- 2714 days ago -
Eiichi Izawa of Keio University in Tokyo calls them "feathered primates." In Japanese folklore they are the origin of the forest demons known as 'karasutengu.' Scientists classify them as 'Corvus macrorhynchos.' The rest of us know them as jungle crows.
Thinking About Pigs
Offbeat  (tags: pigs, intelligence, factory farming, abused, sows, imprisoned, thoughts, bonding )

- 2961 days ago -
And every Mother's Day, while paying due gratitude to my human mom, I spend hours in stunned pain considering the millions of mothers lying on cold cement floors, helplessly lying in their excrement and unable to interact with their young in any way
Animal Smarts
Offbeat  (tags: octopus, brains, intelligence, humans, animals, smarts )

- 3041 days ago -
While we anticipate that someday we will have the chance to connect with another civilization from another galaxy, there are entire nations of living beings right here that we are just becoming acquainted with. Perhaps someday we will learn to
With Their Superior Powers and a 135,000-Year History With Humans, Proof That Man's Best Friend IS Smarter Than a Cat
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- 3055 days ago -
It is a question sure to set tongues wagging and fur flying: which are smarter, cats or dogs? The answer, say scientists, is dogs - by a whisker. In 'the great pet showdown', staff at New Scientist magazine trawled scientific journals for studies on
Rook With a Hook Proves Bird Brains Are the Equal of Monkeys'
Offbeat  (tags: british rook raven, bird, intelligence, study, skills )

- 3251 days ago -
It wouldn't win any beauty contest and its raucous caw is hardly easy on the ear. But when it comes to brains, the great British rook stands alone. In tests, four of the birds displayed the astonishing ability to devise tools to achieve a task.

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