Families will change dramatically over the years to come
This recently published study projects the evolution of human kinship relationships worldwide, and how it will change the shape of families to come.
Is rapid change aging us?
Is there any meaning of aging? Does it serve any evolutionary function, or is it indeed a bitter and fatal by-product of life? Read what the researchers have to say.
Genes influence whether infants prefer to look at faces or non-social objects
This article looks at how early behaviors, like looking at faces and eyes or non-social objects, differs between infants. Could this research reveal how a child is more likely to communicate later in life?
Leading scientists, philosophers identify nature's missing evolutionary law
Regardless of whether the system is living or nonliving, when a novel configuration works well and function improves, evolution occurs.
Thinking collectively to understand the social intelligence of animals-including us
Could the key to social intelligence lie in the synchronization of brains, allowing group interactions to be made? If so, should social neuroscience now focus on the group rather than the individual?
Amazon indigenous group's lifestyle may hold a key to slowing down aging
As a young PhD student, I spent a year living with hunter-gatherers. One of the things I noticed was an almost complete absence of cognitive decline with old age. I surmised that this lifestyle was far more in tune with our human “design-specs” and therefore created far less stress on their overall system.
Innovation is widespread in rural areas, not just cities
This “hidden” innovation brings economic benefits to businesses and communities, according to researchers, whose findings will help decision makers think in new ways about innovation and how they can support it.
Climate change felled the Assyrian Empire
Survival of our civilization may be what the next elections in developed nations are all about. And that may be the least of it. Recent discoveries have suggested that our late cousins the Neanderthals, and our ancestors, homo erectus, were both wiped out by climate change. Is this what we really want for us?
How human population growth came from our ability to cooperate
Humans may owe their place as Earth’s dominating species to their ability to share and cooperate with each other. The hunter-gatherer hunting or gathering teams consisted of between three and seven individuals. This is exactly the number that modern high performing teams are made up of.
The problem of Post-urban development
Contemporary mega cities have lost normal city features, according to an interesting research piece. This puts us all in some mental danger.
Affable apes live longer.
The study that stands out is one that shows that male chimps who are less aggressive and form strong social bonds tend to live longer. There is a growing realization that personality traits have an effect on health in all species—even chickens—and this study adds to this body of research.
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