Le « Color Game » propose à des joueurs du monde entier de communiquer à l’aide de symboles en noir et blanc pour faire deviner des couleurs à des correspondants anonyme.
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e.V., Munich
Le Color Game est la première application sur smartphone destinée à générer des données permettant d’étudier l’émergence et l’évolution d’un langage en temps réel.
Le bonheur a envahi nos vies. Mais sommes-nous plus heureux ?
« Le bonheur est-il cet objectif suprême que nous devrions tous nous efforcer d’atteindre ? » s’interrogent les chercheurs Éva Illouz et Edgar Cabanas dans leur ouvrage « Happycratie ».
6-year-olds have the social skills to cooperatively overcome the competition of a resource dilemma.
New research shows that children as young as six have the social skills necessary to cooperate and sustain a shared resource.
Great tit takes off.
City living isn't for everyone, but certain birds can prosper in the environment.
La réintroduction des ours bruns européens dans les Alpes ne fait pas que des heureux…
Apprendre à vivre avec l’ours brun n’est pas impossible. C’est même une nécessité si l’on veut préserver ce grand prédateur de l’extinction en Europe de l’Ouest.
The return of European brown bears to the Alps means that humans must learn about cohabitation.
Bear-man conflicts have made news in the Alps but history tells a story of a possible cohabitation.
Clearing advice from the experts.
Narendra Modi has described his electoral victory in India as divine.
For decades, India's Hindu and Muslim populations have been at odds, and it comes down to more than just religion.
Chimpanzees performed a specific technique with a stick to extract underground bees nests.
New, fascinating observations about the behaviour of wild chimpanzees showed that they can apply a complex technique to access honey.
On expedition with Norman Tindale and local Aboriginal group at a rock shelter at Bathurst Head (Thartali) in eastern Cape York Peninsula, 1927.
Photo by Herbert Hale/South Australian Museum, Archives Norman Tindale Collection (AA 338/5/4/41)
Aboriginal people stayed settled in places across Australia for 50,000 years until Europeans arrived, showing a strong connection with the land.
Bonobo Jasongo at Leipzig Zoo has a hunch about what you’re thinking.
Realizing that others' minds hold different thoughts, feelings and knowledge than your own was thought to be something only people could do. But evidence is accumulating that apes, too, have 'theory of mind.'
Very little is known about our eyelashes, but they do serve a purpose. They keep our eyes from drying out and accumulating dirt.
S’inspirer du vivant pour créer de nouvelles technologies, voici toute l’ambition du biomimétisme. Exemple avec les poils d’animaux et le nettoyage. Ébouriffant !
Hair as helpers in the quest for cleanliness.
Cleanliness is next to godliness. Did you know hairiness is a part of the equation as well?
Get the knuckle-dragging caveman image out of your head – Neandertals were master toolmakers.
Ever since the Neandertal (Homo neanderthalensis) type fossil was discovered in the Neander Valley of Germany in 1856, the species has been variously portrayed as knuckle-dragging cavemen and primitive…
Hartmut Michel discussing the future of energy production and storage.
63rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings
Hartmut Michel won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1988 “for the determination of the structure of a photosynthetic reaction centre”, which helped reveal details of one of nature’s most useful processes…
Round of golf after lunch, chaps? The 9th Aircraft Engineering Research Conference, 1934.
Even today there are few women graduate students and even fewer women academics, especially in the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and maths). Why is this the case, even in 2013, and what…
Linguistic controversy: could ultraconserved words point to deep language ancestry across Eurasia?
Just about everyone has a personal stake in language, and many people — expert and amateur — feel entitled to an opinion. But linguists care more than most people, and when linguistics hit the media, linguists…