Like humans, the paper wasp has a special talent for learning faces
Though paper wasps have brains less than a millionth the size of humans', they have evolved specialized face-learning abilities analogous to the system used by humans, according to a University of Michigan ...
Scientists striving to put a human face on the robot generation
Scientists at Plymouth University are studying the social interaction between humans and a specially-designed robot, in a project that could pave the way for a generation of more life-like androids.
Do plants perform best with family or strangers? Researchers consider social interactions
In the fight for survival, plants are capable of complex social behaviours and may exhibit altruism towards family members, but aggressively compete with strangers.
Monkeys with larger friend networks have more gray matter
Mass. schools team up for supercomputer center
(AP) -- At a gritty industrial site occupied a century ago by a textile mill, five universities are collaborating to install supercomputers that will recreate the start of the universe and perform other research.
Syria wages cyber warfare as websites hacked
(AP) -- While Syrian protesters and security forces are engaged in a war of attrition on the ground, a different kind of battle is emerging online.
Like humans, chimps are born with immature forebrains
In both chimpanzees and humans, portions of the brain that are critical for complex cognitive functions, including decision-making, self-awareness and creativity, are immature at birth. But there are important differences, ...
A happy life is a long one for orangutans
New research has shown that happier orang-utans live longer which may shed light on the evolution of happiness in humans.
Cutting edge training developed the human brain 80,000 years ago
Advanced crafting of stone spearheads contributed to the development of new ways of human thinking and behaving.
Electronic Arts merging big games, gadgets
US videogame publishing titan Electronic Arts is merging blockbuster titles with social play, popular new gadgets and downloadable content in a changing world of interactive entertainment.