When a bird brain tops Harvard students on a test

Experiment tests human vs. parrot memory in a complex shell game What happens when an African grey parrot goes head-to-head with 21 Harvard students in a test measuring a type of visual memory? Put simply: The parrot moves to the head of the class. Harvard researchers compared how 21 human adults and 21 6- toContinue reading “When a bird brain tops Harvard students on a test”

How the Coronavirus Short-Circuits the Immune System

In a disturbing parallel to H.I.V., the coronavirus can cause a depletion of important immune cells, recent studies found. An alarming new study may explain why immunity after coronavirus infection might be fleeting, and suggests that the virus may need a cocktail of drugs to be brought under control.Credit…Niaid At the beginning of the pandemic,Continue reading “How the Coronavirus Short-Circuits the Immune System”