Bumblebees make false memories too
It's well known that our human memory can fail us. People can be forgetful, and they can sometimes also "remember" things incorrectly, with devastating consequences in the classroom, courtroom, and other ...
Drilling ancient African lakes sheds light on human evolution
How was human evolution and migration influenced by past changes in climate?
Disappearing lakes stoke megafauna debate
New research into central Australia's ancient lakes has found evidence that climate change contributed to the extinction of the continent's megafauna.
Image: Human endothelial cells experiment bound for ISS
Components of human endothelial cells stained for identification. In red is the 'actin' protein that allows the cells to move, adhere, divide and react to stimuli. In blue are the cell nuclei containing DNA.
Removing the communication barrier between humans and computers
The lifelong human imperative to communicate is so strong that people talk not only to other people but also to their pets, their plants and their computers. Unlike pets and plants, computers might one day ...
Predicting human crowds with statistical physics
For the first time researchers have directly measured a general law of how pedestrians interact in a crowd. This law can be used to create realistic crowds in virtual reality games and to make public spaces safer.
Neuroscientist takes scientific look at art of filmmaking
Why do so many of us cry at the movies? Why do we flinch when Rocky Balboa takes a punch, duck when the jet careens toward the tower in "Airplane," and tap our toes to the dance numbers in "Chicago" or "Moulin ...