Computer simulation reveals how easy it is to hunt like a wolf

Wolves are considered unusually intelligent animals because their packs seem to use complex communication and strategy. But a computer simulation reveals even the most complicated hunting pattern can be explained by two instinctual behaviors. This is bad news for animal intelligence. » 10/27/11 1:13pm 10/27/11 1:13pm

Geometry is hardwired into our brains

The Mundurucu tribe are an isolated group living deep within the Amazon rainforest. Their language doesn't have exact terms for numbers or words for most geometric shapes...and yet they outperformed French and American schoolchildren on a geometry test. » 5/24/11 1:31pm 5/24/11 1:31pm