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What’s the point?

Something that humans in every culture produce and understand is the pointing gesture. We begin to point in our first year of life, and we can all easily use pointing gestures to direct the attention of others no matter where in the world we are.... click to read more

  • Cathal O'Madagain | Assistant Professor at School of Collective Intelligence, Université Mohammed VI Polytechnique, Ben Guérir, Morocco
Views 533
Reading time 4 min
published on Mar 8, 2021
I know you are calling me! – Fickle cats know their own names

You may wonder if your cat recognizes its own name. You may have even tried to call the cat's name and some other words to see if it responds. Many people believe cats don't recognize their own names because they tend not to show an... click to read more

  • Atsuko Saito | Associate professor at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University; RIKEN Center for Brain Science
  • Kazutaka Shinozuka | Research scientist at Department of Psychology, Faculty of Human Sciences, Sophia University; RIKEN Center for Brain Science
Views 1221
Reading time 3.5 min
published on Jan 19, 2021
The Arctic’s singing whales

The bowhead whale is above all, a whale of superlatives. It is the only large whale to live year-round in the Arctic, its "bowed head" allows it to push up through half a meter of ice, it can live up to 200 years and it... click to read more

  • Kate Stafford | Principal Oceanographer at Applied Physics Laboratory, University of Washington, Washington, USA
Views 3433
Reading time 4 min
published on Sep 13, 2018