What Makes Something A ‘New’ Language?
For linguists, Light Warlpiri provides a unique opportunity to study the creation of a new language — one that...0
Astrophysics: Time for an Arab Astronomy Renaissance
Islamic astronomy enjoyed a golden age from the ninth to the sixteenth century AD. Great observatories in Baghdad, Damascus,...
Sperm Whales Adopt Disabled Dolphin
In an upcoming paper for the journal Aquatic Mammals, a pair of scientists detail a series of interactions between...
Social Evolution: The Ritual Animal
Praying, fighting, dancing, chanting — human rituals could illuminate the growth of community and the origins of civilization.
Men Commit More Scientific Fraud Than Women
Men are more likely than women to commit scientific fraud, a new analysis of misconduct convictions reveals. And the...
Leadership Skills May Be Genetic
An international research team says it has identified a specific DNA sequence associated with leadership skills. The findings, which...