Baboons don't play follow the leader – they're democratic travellers
Baboons in the wild are known for their highly strategic and hierarchical societies. So when it comes to decisions about where to go, one might expect that some bolshie individuals will direct the group thro ...
DNA from ancient skeleton shows ties to Native Americans
An ancient skeleton found nearly 20 years ago in a river in Washington is related to Native Americans, says a DNA study that could help resolve a long-running dispute over its ancestry and custody.
Social structure matters in species conservation
Many animal species, including humans, live and breed in groups with complex social organizations. The impact of this social structure on the genetic diversity of animals has been a source of disagreement ...
Image: Hubble captures galaxy PGC 18431
There are many galaxies in the universe and although there is plenty of room, they tend to stick together. The Milky Way, for example, is part of a large gathering of more than fifty galaxies known as the ...
Wild mongooses avoid inbreeding with unusual reproductive strategy
Researchers studying banded mongooses in Uganda have discovered that these small mammals are able to discriminate between relatives and non-relatives to avoid inbreeding even when mating within their own ...
Researchers demonstrate 'no-ink' color printing with nanomaterials
Researchers at Missouri University of Science and Technology are giving new meaning to the term "read the fine print" with their demonstration of a color printing process using nanomaterials.
Privacy groups quit US talks on facial recognition tech
Nine US privacy groups have dropped out of talks on voluntary standards for facial recognition technology, after failing to agree on a code on how it could be deployed.
Businesses don't always get what they want, but try to get what they need
Although most citizens tend to believe that big business owns Washington D.C., a team of researchers suggests that business may have a less dominant and more complicated relationship with government than previously thought.
Push for facial recognition privacy standards hits roadblock
Retailers have the ability to scan your face digitally, and use that identification to offer you special prices or even recognize you as a prior shoplifter. But should they use it? Should they get your permission ...
US states probe music labels for streaming collusion
Prosecutors in two US states are investigating whether major music labels have colluded to prevent competition in the booming area of music streaming, one of the companies has revealed.
Not everyone who worries about immigrants is a bigot – they're just in a moral bind
Immigration and integration rate among the public's top concerns in most Western nations. Across Europe, support has grown for right-wing political parties that lobby for tighter border controls and tougher restrictions ...