Humans: The *sociable* ape?

11 November 2011 grant b 0

That’s the idea behind a study by University of Oxford and the University of Auckland researchers in PhysOrg. The scientists found that our ability to […]

The professional prophet of Intel.

9 November 2011 grant b 0

Scientific American interviews Brian David Johnson, Intel’s “future caster,” who combines science fiction with software and hardware design to predict what’s happening next: How can […]

The Twitter trenches

3 August 2011 grant b 0

Time reveals more of the Pentagon’s social media warfare research: The new Social Media in Strategic Communication (SMISC) program was submitted under the Defense Advanced […]

Fixing Prisons.

11 August 2009 grant b 0

PhysOrg has some advice from the American Psychological Association on how to make prisons actually work – by punishing less and keeping convicts from coming […]

Smart Soldiers Die First.

21 December 2008 grant b 0

Sounds grim, but New Scientist says it’s true. The more intelligent soldiers were the most likely to die in combat: The unprecedented demands of the […]

*More* spouses?

20 August 2008 grant b 2

New Scientist has just given me stress-induced palpitations with their finding that the more wives, the longer-lived the man: After accounting for socioeconomic differences, men […]