The Naked Scientists – bird brains

Cuckoos. Pesky parasites or paragons of behavioural evolution, depending how you look at it

Cuckoos. Pesky parasites or paragons of behavioural evolution, depending how you look at it

I was on the Naked Scientists again last Sunday, but back in the studio in Cambridge. I was so busy catching up on the gossip  with co-host (and new author!) Helen Scales that I forgot to take any pictures this week.  Blog FAIL.

Anyway, it was a really fun show, as always, based loosely on the science of birds.  We had a fascinating discussion about cuckoos with Becky Kilner, and an interview with the aptly named Chris Bird talking about clever crows. Plus flying protractors in kitchen science.

Here’s the show – enjoy!

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