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The Pigeons of Ed-Tech

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From an article published by the Smithsonian Libraries, "Publishing, Pretense, and Pigeons: The Case of Madame Knip": It is unfortunate that Madame Knip is now better remembered for her "sundry alterations" to Les Pigeons than for her beautiful art. But perhaps her story of pigeon-based subterfuge will make you consider...

"The pink pigeon is found on the island of Mauritius, formerly home to another pigeon, the Dodo, now extinct. There are only around 400 birds left in the wild and about another 70 in captivity in zoos and wildlife parks around the world," The Conversation reports. But now conservation genomics...

So, you’re one of the lucky few who has a “Be Less Pigeon” sticker on your laptop. Or you’re sporting a new “Be Less Pigeon” t-shirt. And someone asks you “what’s up with the pigeon?” And you’re stumped. You know it’s something about education technology and technologies and pedagogies of...

Pigeons in Barcelona are being put on birth control. From Nature World News: The birds will be fed contraceptive food to put contraceptive pills into the birds' system. It is expected that by mid of 2017, special feeding dispensers will be installed all over the city which contain contraceptive food....

Via The Wimmera Times, "Horsham Homing Club member Brydon McPhee keeps the pigeon racing spirit alive at age eight." There are a handful of very cute photos of Brydon and his pigeons. The spirit might stay alive thanks to youngsters like Brydon picking up the hobby, but it also remains...