Archive: 07/09/2008

Big brains arose twice in higher primates

After taking a fresh look at an old fossil, John Flynn, Frick Curator of Paleontology at the American Museum of Natural History, and colleagues determined that the brains of the ancestors of modern Neotropical ...

Jul 09, 2008 4.6 / 5 (26) 1

Avatars as communicators of emotions

Current interactive systems enable users to communicate with computers in many ways, but not taking into account emotional communication. A PhD thesis presented at the University of the Basque Country puts ...

Jul 09, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

Male kidneys for men only?

The gender of donor and recipient plays a larger role in kidney transplants than previously assumed. Female donor kidneys do not function as well in men – due to their smaller size. Women have a higher risk of rejecting ...

Jul 09, 2008 4 / 5 (4) 0