Scientists tested Bolivia’s indigenous Tsimane’ people (bottom left), U.S. adults and children and macaque monkeys on their thinking patterns when arranging sequences. Credit: Photo courtesy of Stephen Ferrigno The neural computations of human and non-human primates shed new light on the evolution of language. Humans and monkeys may not speak […]

It’s not just heavy drinking that’s a problem — even consuming alcohol within weekly low-risk drinking guidelines can result in hospitalization and death, according to a new study published in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs. Moderate drinkers “are not insulated from harm,” write researchers led by Adam Sherk, […]

Kathy Sullivan is the first person to ever experience travelling to both space and the ocean’s floor NASA Making headlines is never something that has motivated Kathy Sullivan. Already in the history books as the first US woman to complete a spacewalk in 1984, the 68-year-old found herself in the […]

M. C. Langley/Shutterstock/The Conversation Archaeological excavations deep within the rainforests of Sri Lanka have unearthed the earliest evidence for hunting with bows and arrows outside Africa. At Fa-Hien Lena, a cave in the heart of Sri Lanka’s wet zone forests, we discovered numerous tools made of stone, bone, and tooth – including […]

Researchers from University of Pennsylvania published a new paper in the Journal of Marketing that explains that the device people use to communicate can affect the extent to which they are willing to disclose intimate or personal information about themselves. The study forthcoming in the Journal of Marketing is titled “Full Disclosure: How Smartphones Enhance Consumer […]