Sunday, July 20, 2014
What if the best way to change minds isn't to tell people why they're wrong, but to tell them why they're right? Scientists tried this recently and discovered that agreeing with people can be a surprisingly powerful way to shake up strongly held beliefs.
If you're a chimp, the smarts you have are in large part the smarts you were born with, according to a new study that put 99 chimpanzees through a battery of intelligence tests.
Saturday, July 19, 2014
He has no special interest in science fiction, but the creator of a Swedish sci-fi drama that pits robots against humans has struck a nerve among viewers.
The genetic blueprint of wheat has been deciphered for the first time, a discovery that researchers said Thursday could lead to improved plant breeding and protection against disease and drought.
Members of several Taiwanese environmental groups demonstrated outside the Hong Kong representative office in Taipei Friday to express concern over the third runway project at Hong Kong's airport which could threaten the habitat of Chinese white dolphins there.
New York became the first U.S. state on Thursday proposed establishing rules for firms involved in receiving, transmitting and storing virtual currency. The proposal by the Department of Financial Services would establish a so-called BitLicense.
Friday, July 18, 2014
No batteries required: Scientists are creating a biological pacemaker by injecting a gene into the hearts of sick pigs that changed ordinary cardiac cells into a special kind that induces a steady heartbeat.
Dredging activity near reefs can more than double the frequency of diseases affecting corals by impacting the light and food they need to survive, a study showed Thursday.
South Korea's top Buddhist organization held an experimental “prayer competition” Thursday, featuring rapping nuns and singing monks in a bid to attract new, younger followers.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Researchers are working to determine if a sunken ship discovered off Taiwan's Green Island is a legendary Dutch ship that locals say ran aground there in the 19th century, a scholar said Wednesday.