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    Magpies don’t like shiny things

    Magpies deserve our apology. Apparently humans have been unnecessarily maligning the birds for centuries. They actually aren’t attracted to shiny things, and they’re probably not thieves, Toni Shephard and colleagues at the University of Exeter report in the August Animal Cognition.

    The birds have a reputation for stealing jewelry and other bright objects. Look in the American Heritage...

    08/26/2014 - 12:30 Animals