This parrot beat 21 Harvard students in a classic memory game

African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus) can live more than 50 years, memorize dozens of words in English and, if given the chance, outsmart a flock of Harvard students in a classic Shell Game. Well, one grey parrot can, anyway. His name is Griffin, and he is the subject of a recent study published May 6 […]

66 data-science teams worldwide participate in challenge to beat COVID-19

Winners identified location-based risks, developed apps to calculate infection risk, and delivered data-driven recommendations for Los Angeles County’s reopening stages. Image: Getty Images/iStockphoto Data scientists determined to facilitate transitions to reopen the economy participated in a two-week “2020 COVID-19 Computational Challenge” (CCC) in mid-June. The challenge was to “provide guidance for risk mitigation to serve” […]

Chelsea to beat West Ham to Chiquinho transfer after ‘attractive’ offer

Chelsea are in pole position sign Estoril starlet Chiquinho this summer (Picture: Getty) Chelsea are set to win the race to sign Estoril wonderkid Chiquinho, according to reports in Portugal. Chiquinho, 20, is regarded as one of the finest young talents in Portugal and his outstanding performances in LigaPro this season have caught the attention […]

Graeme Souness tells Chelsea to sign Jan Oblak after Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool

Jan Oblak showed his class at Atletico Madrid beat Liverpool to reach the Champions League quarter-finals (Picture: Getty) Graeme Souness has urged Chelsea to make a move for Jan Oblak after the goalkeeper produced an inspired performance in Atletico Madrid’s victory over Liverpool to reach the Champions League quarter-finals. Liverpool forward Roberto Firmino looked to […]