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Pigs can play video games

Photo of pig playing a video game

A group of researchers has spent the last 20 years testing pigs to see how well they can play a computer game—in which the pigs use a joystick to maneuver a dot on-screen towards a target.

The scientists finally published a paper concluding that, yep, the pigs have some mad skills. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2021/02/20/pigs-can-play-video-games.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Clive Thompson

Incredible X-ray footage of a bat in flight

A segment from the BBC’s “Inside the Bat Cave” documentary that uses night-vision, ultrasonic detectors, and X-ray imagery to reveal the secret life of bats and their flight dynamics. Forward to 1:52 for the X-ray footage.

(via Laughing Squid)

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/12/09/incredible-x-ray-footage-of-a-bat-in-flight.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: David Pescovitz

Japanese town enlists terrifying robot wolves to protect them from bears

From Reuters:

The town of Takikawa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, purchased and installed two Monster Wolf robots after bears were found roaming neighbourhoods in September. City officials said there had been no bear encounters since.

Bear sightings in Japan are apparently at a five-year high, with dozens of attacks and 2 fatals so far in 2020, according to Japanese national news. — Read the rest

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/11/18/japanese-town-enlists-terrifying-robot-wolves-to-protect-them-from-bears.html
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Thom Dunn

Man loses phone, finds it the next day filled with monkey selfies

Zackrydz Rodzi, a student in Batu Pahat, Malaysia, woke up on Saturday to find his mobile phone missing. He finally located it the following day after hearing it ring in a jungle area behind his home. Zackrydz’s uncle joked that perhaps there was a photo of the thief on the phone. Turns out, he was right. From the BBC News:

Unlike some parts of the world where monkeys live in or near urban areas, there is no history of monkeys stealing things from houses in the local neighbourhood, said the student. He suspects the monkey may have entered the house through his brother’s open bedroom window.

image: ZACKRYDZ RODZI

Something yang korang takkan jumpa setiap abad. Semalam pagi tido bangun bangun tengahari phone hilang. Cari cari satu rumah geledah sana sini semua takde then last last jumpa casing phone je tinggal bawah katil tapi phonenya takde. Sambung bawah. pic.twitter.com/0x54giujnY

— z (@Zackrydz) September 13, 2020

Source: https://boingboing.net/2020/09/16/man-loses-phone-finds-it-the.html
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