In resonance, the force transmitted to the object may be relatively small, but when it is transmitted with the right frequency, it oscillates with great amplitude.
Ants are as common as they are special. They can be found in nearly every corner of the Earth, and their ability to organise themselves is remarkable.
«We must stop thinking that women were there just to sweep the cave»
In her latest book, L'homme préhistorique est aussi une femme, the prehistorian Marylène Patou-Mathis delved right into the clichés and stereotypes about prehistoric women.
Epidemiological surveillance of viruses based on wastewater is a very useful tool for studying diseases, as is the case with the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Having taught at Emory University (Atlanta, US) for two decades, Lori Marino is the founder and Executive Director of The Kimmela Center for Animal Advocacy and founder and President of the
Humans have a series of biases, including survivorship bias. Some of them seem to be adaptive, and others, limitations in our ability to assimilate information.
Recent advances in complex systems research, computer-based simulations, and large-scale databases, are paving the way towards fully developing a mathematical theory of human history.
Our evolution developed a series of technical innovations such as the control of fire, agriculture and railways, which transformed not only the way we eat, but also the way we live.
What made urban experiments possible at the end of the Holocene? What selective pressures made cities more successful than other alternatives?
Associating feelings of pleasure with dopamine us a common mistake. The process involves many other elements. Humans permanently seek pleasure and the continuous generation of expectations, surprise, and desire.
The most widely accepted hypothesis holds that social norms were shaped by processes of cultural selection between human groups with different rules on how to organise social life.
Much of the archaeological evidence left by humans shows the strategies they adopted in terms of mobility, the structure of exchange networks, and the evidence of their inhabiting an environment that they quickly learned to manage and appropriate.
On 13 December 2021, the eruptive activity of the volcano of La Palma came to an end. Since before the eruption, science was essential to manage the crisis.
At the moment, a manned mission to Proxima Centauri involves a number of problems and challenges that we are still unable to solve.
The trade in wild species generates great economic wealth on a global scale. The regulation of this trade must take into account many complexities.
If we hang a magnet by a thread, it always aligns itself in the same direction, even if there is no other magnet nearby. This is a compass and responds to the Earth's magnetism.