What were the top 10 strangest science stories of the past year? It wasn’t easy to choose just 10 — 2018 was pretty darn strange. However, writers at Live Science and at our sister site Space.com managed to put together a list of our favorites; from a space-bound Tesla to an unusual (and uncomfortable) confrontation between a seal and an eel.
Crows can do some pretty amazing things. They use tools. They can solve puzzles. They also, sometimes, have sex with their dead. Scientists placed a dead crow on the ground and watched how other crows reacted.
Some mounted the corpse, and…well, you get the picture. It’s not clear why the crows were getting busy with the recently deceased, but it may have been a confused response mingling aggression with sex.