It didn’t take long for the scientific community to react. Two weeks after the sacking of the 300 year-old Mosul Museum by a group of ISIS extremists went viral on Youtube, researchers from the ITN-DCH, IAPP and 4D-CH-WORLD projects launched Project MOSUL to virtually restore damaged artefacts and make them accessible from virtual museums. —> Read More
It’s almost lunchtime. You are hungry, but decide to stop at an office supply store before eating to pick up a few items. New research by USC Dornsife’s Norbert Schwarz, Provost Professor of Psychology and Marketing, shows that your hunger will lead you to buy considerably more of those binder clips than if you had visited the store after lunch. —> Read More
Dr Hannah Fry, a maths lecturer at University College London and author of The Mathematics of Love, has said that there are a few simple rules that can help when searching for love. —> Read More
When Jane McGonigal was bedridden after a concussion, she gave herself a prescription: play a game. She says games helped her get better; and for many of us, virtual games can improve our real lives.
Primatologist Isabel Behncke explains how bonobos learn by constantly playing. She says play isn’t frivolous; it appears to be a critical way to solve problems and avoid conflict.
Why is it so hard to feel empathy for strangers? Because we’re stressed by them, says neuroscientist Jeff Mogil. His research suggests one way to reduce that stress: play Rock Band together.
Scientists report on the detection of particle entanglement in a beam of squeezed light. Researchers were able to observe effects of entanglement monogamy, where particles can be strongly entangled only if they have few entanglement partners. —> Read More
The official global target of a two degree Celsius temperature rise is ‘utterly inadequate’ for protecting those at most risk from climate change, says an expert. The commentary presents a rare inside-view of a discussion at the Lima Conference of the Parties on the likely consequences of accepting an average global warming target of 2 degrees Celsius versus 1.5 degrees Celsius. —> Read More
Google Glass could teach you to DANCE: Patent shows the headset identifying songs and suggesting moves in real time
Google, based in Mountain View, California, has been awarded a patent (pictured) that suggests Glass could be used to identify music and provide steps to follow in real-time. —> Read More
Scientists have produced a 3-D reconstruction of the remains of a two-year-old Neanderthal recovered from an excavation carried out back in the 1970s at La Ferrassie (Dordogne, France). The work reveals the existence of anatomical differences between the Neanderthals and our species, even in the smallest ossicles of the human body. —> Read More