Humans and Wild Apes Share Common Sign Language
Some apes, like wild chimps and bonobos, use gestures to communicate, and humans can understand these gestures since they are based on a common language. This is the finding of an experiment in which volunteers watched videos of apes and...
Cyborgs v ‘Holdout Humans’: What the World Might Be Like If Our Species Survives for a Million Years
There may be humans who look more or less like us in the year million, but they won’t be alone. By Anders Sandberg Most species are transitory. They go extinct, branch into new species or change over time due to random...
Robots Making French Fries Faster, Better Than Humans
An automation company in Southern California has rolled out robots, arguably believed to be faster and better than humans, that automate the process of making French fries. Miso Robotics Inc in Pasadena recently rolled out the Flippy 2 robot which...
New Study Finds Dogs can Detect Stress in Humans
Dogs can detect the physiological processes associated with an acute psychological stress response, which produces changes in human breath and sweat, with an accuracy of 93.75 percent. The new study was conducted by Clara Wilson and colleagues of Queen’s University...
Scientists Calculated The Population Of Ants: 2.5 Million For Every Human
An astounding twenty quadrillion ants, or 2.5 million for every human, are thought to exist worldwide, according to scientists. This is the most detailed evaluation of the ant population to date. Ants are insects that have colonized practically every...
Dolphins Form Largest Alliance Network After Humans, Study Finds
An international team of scientists led by experts at the University of Bristol has revealed that male bottlenose dolphins establish the largest known multi-level alliance network outside of humans. These cooperative interactions between groups facilitate male access to a scarce...
New Study Shows Humans Differ From Neanderthals Due to Growing Brains
A new scientific study suggests that human brains make more neural connections during development, a phenomenon that leads to growing brains and differentiates us from Neanderthals. Scientists have always pondered what makes humans a special species with some suggesting it's...
7.9 Billion and Counting: How Much Population Can the Earth Support?
In June 2022, the world population is 7.9 billion individuals. Can the Earth support this many people indefinitely? What will happen if we do nothing to manage future population growth and total resource use? These complex questions are ecological,...
China Reports First Human Case Of Bird Flu
China confirmed on Tuesday the first known human case of the H3N8 strain of bird flu to a four-year-old boy living in central Henan province. China's National Health Commission (NHC) said the boy tested positive for the strain after being...
People Trust Computers More Than Humans, Study Says
A new study reveals that people may be more willing to trust a computers than their fellow humans, especially if a task is too challenging.
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