What is social capital?
By: Oliver Gray
Social capital is “the glue that holds society together” according to the World Bank, it is the connections made in social groups that can range from local governments through to massive networks such as the Commonwealth. Social capital has been around since the 1960s...
Intelligence
By: Christyl Rivers
Intelligence is that which nature has and humans seek. This may be the only article about intelligence from that viewpoint. But until humans can create a Universe, spin galaxies into the building blocks of life, evolve with what may be infinite time to create worlds...
Understanding the biological view of modern psychology
By: Christyl Rivers
That we are animals, and that we co-evolved just as all other Earth organisms, is the foundation for those psychologists who study biological psychology. Eco-psychology, evolutionary psychology, and even sociobiology, all share this premise. These professionals realize the psyche is biological in origin and this...
Animal intelligence: How dolphins read symbols
By: Bridget Webber
Dolphins are now thought to be more intelligent than chimpanzees. Their brain size in comparison with their body, and the fact that their brain cortex potentially affords them vast cognitive abilities, makes dolphins highly unusual in the animal kingdom, and brings them closer in intelligence...
Introduction to archaeological science
By: Katherine Johnson
There are many sciences that people study to show them why things work the way they do, archeology teaches people about the different human cultures through the use of recovery, architecture, and artifacts as well as environmental data. The study of archeology helps people understand...
By: Michael Totten
Dolphins have long been known to have acute eyesight and hearing. They are also curious and inquisitive. Now researchers with the Wild Dolphin Project have taken advantage of those facts to recruit wild dolphins into developing a common language, by using the dolphins' ability to...
Animal intelligence: How dolphins read symbols
By: Effie Moore Salem
Dolphins are smart. They're second to humans where intelligence is concerned, scientists believe. Their brains are large and are comparable-at least functioning in the more primal aspects the same way human brains work- to that of humans. Scientists have observed in neurological studies the brains...
By: Jerome Carter
There are two regions of the world where several ancient pyramids are found. One is Egypt and the Nile Valley. The other is in Mesoamerica.Although the Egyptian and Mesoamerican structure are both known as pyramids, they differed from each in appearance, function and antiquity...
By: Bridget Webber
Parrots used to be thought of simply as good mimics. Rather than being considered amazingly intelligent, their ability to amuse, via copying human speech and sounds, led to them being associated with entertainment rather than their cognitive and communication abilities being explored. Since then, its...
Human behavior: The reasons we make decisions, both good and bad
By: Christyl Rivers
Human animals are allowed the curse, and or blessing, of having abstract thought to decide what is good and what is bad. Although this binary system of quick judgement is flawed, and invariably leads to not clearly seeing all the shades of gray, it is...

 

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