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Morning Cup of Links: Judging Cats and Dogs

Why you should teach your kids to talk to strangers. Sometimes a stranger can be a lifesaver.
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Can You Judge A Cat By Its Color? People do tend to assign the same traits to white cats and orange cats, generalizing from experience, but is that discrimination?
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The Science of Dogs. This comic infographic is also based on personal experience with dogs, and we can all agree its conclusions are valid.
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Are you guys ready for "Movember?" Ron Swanson will teach you how to grow a mustache.
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Everything Tom Hanks does is catnip for the internet. Here are his top ten "Internet-Baitable" Moments.
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You can't help but laugh when babies give you the stink-eye, because they're still cute. Here are the contestants and winner of the Evil Baby Glare-Off competition.
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A couple of Italians found a 2,000-tear-old Roman tomb, without even looking for it. How? A cat led them to it.
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Calamari from the deep come to get their revenge on sushi eater in Monster Roll. The only ones who can save us are the badass but always-respectful sushi chefs.
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Can Too Much Caffeine Kill You? Is there ever really such as thing as "too much?"
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3 Hells on Earth. And there are highways leading there, if someone tells you where to go.

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Bone Broth 101
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Whether you drink it on its own or use it as stock, bone broth is the perfect recipe to master this winter. Special thanks to the Institute of Culinary Education

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Why Can Parrots Talk and Other Birds Can't?
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If you've ever seen a pirate movie (or had the privilege of listening to this avian-fronted metal band), you're aware that parrots have the gift of human-sounding gab. Their brains—not their beaks—might be behind the birds' ability to produce mock-human voices, the Sci Show's latest video explains below.

While parrots do have articulate tongues, they also appear to be hardwired to mimic other species, and to create new vocalizations. The only other birds that are capable of vocal learning are hummingbirds and songbirds. While examining the brains of these avians, researchers noted that their brains contain clusters of neurons, which they've dubbed song nuclei. Since other birds don't possess song nuclei, they think that these structures probably play a key role in vocal learning.

Parrots might be better at mimicry than hummingbirds and songbirds thanks to a variation in these neurons: a special shell layer that surrounds each one. Birds with larger shell regions appear to be better at imitating other creatures, although it's still unclear why.

Learn more about parrot speech below (after you're done jamming out to Hatebeak).

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