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In Time for the Scottish Referendum, the Battle of Bannockburn Gets a Facelift

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 07.31.2014 | Travel
Helen I. Hwang

The 1314 Battle of Bannockburn victory for the Scots in the First War of Scottish Independence, led by Robert the Bruce, inspired the Scots to believe they could triumph even if they were outnumbered and outarmored by the English.

WATCH: Crows Are WAY Smarter Than You Think

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

Crows are famously clever creatures — so much so that the birds' intelligence was recognized in ancient lore. In the story of "The Crow and the Pi...

Killing Crows in New York State

Kristin Wartman | Posted 03.26.2014 | Green
Kristin Wartman

Did you know that in New York State (outside of New York City) it is legal to kill crows? While most other birds are protected under state laws, crows...

If I See a Black Bird in My Backyard, How Do I Tell if It's a Crow, Blackbird, Grackle, or Raven?

Quora | Posted 09.14.2013 | Science
Quora

Crows and ravens are notably large for songbirds, larger than pigeons. Blackbirds and grackles are smaller than pigeons, as are starlings and cowbirds.

Tool Use, Culture and Human Hubris

Jeff Schweitzer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Science
Jeff Schweitzer

People tend to believe that our species is superior to and separate from the animal kingdom, that we are the end point of the evolution of life on earth. That notion is not only false but extraordinarily dangerous.

Common Bird Might Be 'Mind Reader,' Researchers Say

| Posted 01.11.2013 | Science

By Michael Balter Are crows mind readers? Recent studies have suggested that the birds hide food because they think others will steal it -- a comple...

Cara Santa Maria

They're Watching You

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 10.08.2012 | Science

You may have heard that an elephant never forgets, but did you know that adage may be more descriptive of crows? As dark as they may seem (they do flo...

White Powder Scare Linked To MURDER - Of Crows

AP | Posted 07.18.2012 | Weird News

EDMONDS, Wash. -- A fire spokeswoman says blame the crows for a "suspicious powder" scare at Washington state intersection that detoured traffic for m...

Allison Moorer HuffPo Interview: Awaiting John Henry Earle

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Singer-songwriter Allison Moorer talks about her new album,Crows, the impending birth of her first child and the state of country music.

Oddest Animal Companions

David Mizejewski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Mizejewski

Sometimes animals that wouldn't normally socially interact break the mold and become friends, transcending or ignoring instinct and how science says t...

Beak Deformities On The Rise: Causes Unknown For Birds' Avian Keratin Disorder

AP | DAN JOLING | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists have observed the highest rate of beak abnormalities ever recorded in wild bird populations in Alaska and the Nor...

PHOTOS: Anti-Terrorism, Garbage Collection And More! Animals With Amazingly Helpful Skills

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animals can do some pretty neat things. We found that all across the globe amazing animals have been trained to aid society. Dolphins and sea lions ar...

9 Unusual Animal Relationships (PHOTOS/VIDEOS)

Huffington Post | Travis Walter Donovan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Animals have a sensational ability to surprise us with the rare bonds they form, often defying animal experts' understanding and even going against th...

Now Hear This: Allison Moorer Prepares for Special Deliveries

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Michael Bialas

Close to delivering her eighth record and first child (in that order), Allison Moorer seems far removed from her previous life as a Country It Girl. I...

Allison Moorer Interview, Part 2: A Chance to Take Deeper Breaths

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

This is the second part of a two-part interview with singer-songwriter Allison Moorer, who will release her seventh studio album, Crows, on Feb. 9. S...

Are Crows The Smartest Birds EVER? (VIDEO, POLL)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

When making a list of "smart animals," crows probably wouldn't be at the top for most people. Jane Goodall made a splash in 1960 when she showed that ...

New York Times CorrectionWatch: Brilliant Idea Was Totally Bogus

Melissa Kirsch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Melissa Kirsch

I tend to think if it's in the Times, it's true. Is this latest gaffe indicative of the breakdown of editorial process in the Age of the Blog?