Nature

12
Apr

Serenading Songbirds, Nanobot Computers, and Underwater Biodomes: NOVA Next Week in Review

This Week’s NOVA Next Feature Article

When birds sing, are they being creative? Or is their apparent artistry just an accident of biology? NOVA Production Assistant/NOVA Next contributor Allison Eck reports on new songbird research and what it could tell us about creativity and its role in the learning process.

yellow-canary
Canary songs are significantly more elaborate than those of zebra finches.

In other news from NOVA and around the web:

 

Did you miss "Inside Animal Minds: Bird Genius"? Stream it here—and remember, it will only be available for the next four weeks.