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The Pigeons of Ed-Tech

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Why Did The Passenger Pigeon Go Extinct? @Grrlscientist explains: As extinctions go, the extinction of the passenger pigeon is truly a stupendous human achievement, unparalleled in recorded history: thanks to our penchant for relentless killing combined with large-scale habitat destruction, these iconic birds’ population crashed from billions to zero in...

“Pigeons Are Secretly Brilliant Birds That Understand Space and Time, Study Finds,” reads the Mental Floss headline. Researchers at the University of Iowa set up an experiment where they showed pigeons a computer screen featuring a static horizontal line. The birds were supposed to evaluate the length of the line...

The Verge has coverage of a new video game, Pigeon Panic. The coverage isn't due to the pigeons; it's due to the app's use of Apple's new augmented reality ARKit. The premise of Pigeon Panic is simple: you throw random bits of food like pizza, donuts, and other greasy bits...

From The Daily Mail: "Prison guards shoot dead a PIGEON smuggling marijuana into Argentinian prison using a bag strapped to its back." The story claims that the bird was released alongside a pigeon-fancier event, in the hopes that its flight would not be noticed. Poor pigeon. Just doing what it...

A photo essay via The Washington Post: "'The pigeons make me feel free': An old pastime thrives in a Palestinian refugee camp." "The pigeons make me feel free," says Mohammed Qinabi, "Through their eyes I go everywhere, I see everything. You know the walls, the places I cannot go? There's...