Best of Last Week – Philae lands on a comet, new way to generate electricity and long term impact of marijuana use
Which happened first: Did sounds form words, or words form sentences?
Does the internet promote fairness of income distribution? (w/ Video)
The world according to Itskov: Futurists convene at GF2045 (Part 2)
The world according to Itskov: Futurists convene at GF2045 (Part 1)
What is the best way to measure a researcher's scientific impact?
The enemy of my friend: Altruistic punishment in humans called into question
Cooperation vs. Competition: Greed is good -- but only a moderate amount
Why Things Become Unpopular
The clime's speech: Data analysis supports prediction that human language is influenced by environmental factors
Researchers find mountain climbers from hierarchical societies have more success and more deaths
Probing the deep history of human genes and language
Brown University evolutionary biologist Sohini Ramachandran has joined with colleagues in publishing a sweeping analysis of genetic and linguistic patterns across the world's populations. Among the findings ...
Most American presidents destined to fade from nation's memory, study suggests
American presidents spend their time in office trying to carve out a prominent place in the nation's collective memory, but most are destined to be forgotten within 50-to-100 years of their serving as president, ...
In Amazon wars, bands of brothers-in-law
When Yanomamö men in the Amazon raided villages and killed decades ago, they formed alliances with men in other villages rather than just with close kin like chimpanzees do. And the spoils of war came from ...