Archive: 01/5/2012

School pupils learn about practical philosophy

Children could learn valuable lessons in responsible citizenship, such as making moral judgements and informed choices, through taking part in philosophical dialogue, according to researchers at the University of Strathclyde.

dateJan 05, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Dogs read our intent too: study

Dogs pick up not only on the words we say but also on our intent to communicate with them, according to a report published online in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on January 5.

dateJan 05, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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World's first chimeric monkeys are born

Researchers have produced the world's first chimeric monkeys. The bodies of these monkeys, which are normal and healthy, are composed of a mixture of cells representing as many as six distinct genomes. The ...

dateJan 05, 2012 in Biotechnology
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Why humans choose running over walking

Other than Olympic race walkers, people generally find it more comfortable to run than walk when they start moving at around 2 meters per second – about 4.5 miles per hour.

dateJan 05, 2012 in Other
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