New (road) signs of the times?

Traffic accidents claim lives, cause injury and cost money. Working on ways to reduce them is a constant battle.

School starting age: The evidence

Earlier this month the "Too Much, Too Soon" campaign made headlines with a letter calling for a change to the start age for formal learning in schools. Here, one of the signatories, Cambridge researcher David Whitebread, ...

Researchers investigate the science behind cooperation

(Phys.org)—For two decades, evolutionary scientists have been locked in a debate over the evolved functions of three distinctive human behaviors: the great readiness we show for cooperating with new people; the strong interest ...

Study: Generosity emerges from evolution of cooperation

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine you're dining at a restaurant in a city you're visiting for the first –– and, most likely the last –– time. Chances are slim to none that you'll ever see your server again, so ...

Evolution of the evolutionarily minded

In the century and a half since Charles Darwin's publication of The Origin of Species, evolutionary theory has become the bedrock of modern biology, yet its application to the understanding of the human mind remains controversial. ...

Looks do matter, particularly when it comes to neighborhoods

It's an unfamiliar neighborhood and you find yourself in the middle of a bunch of streets and buildings you've never seen before. Giving the environment a quick once-over, you make a snap decision about whether you're safe ...

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