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Riddle of the Script: How the World's Most Difficult Puzzle Was Solved
Science & Tech  (tags: archaeology, mystery, language, Bronze Age tablets, humans, student, solving, puzzle )

Giana
- 503 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
Linear B, the mysterious language discovered on Bronze Age tablets unearthed in 1900, had baffled linguists for decades. Then along came a 21-year-old graduate named Alice Kober... Margalit Fox tells the remarkable story.
Cockatoos Crack Lock-Picking Puzzle
Science & Tech  (tags: scientists, research, birds, Cockatoos, mechanical, puzzle )

Ray
- 510 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Cockatoos can pick their way through a series of locks to reach a reward, scientists have found. Researchers presented 10 birds with a box containing a cashew nut treat, which they could reach by removing five different interlocking devices.
'Intelligent' Slime Able to Navigate Its Way Out of Maze
Science & Tech  (tags: science, study, research, discovery, slime mould, information processing, maze, puzzle )

Pia
- 1062 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
A Japanese scientist cultivates slime mould in petri dishes and has discovered how the brainless organism is capable of finding its way out of a maze. The slime is able to "organise" its cells to create the most direct route through a maze.
   

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