Personal stories work better than statistics when it comes to converting sceptics.
Nov. 13, 2020 • ~6 min
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Researchers at Harvard’s Music Lab have determined that American infants relaxed when played lullabies that were unfamiliar and in a foreign language.
Oct. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
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Chimpanzees in volatile habitats evolved to behave more flexibly – it could help them weather climate change
As in humans, environmental changes provoked chimpanzees to develop a diverse range of behaviours.
Sept. 15, 2020 • ~7 min
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New research shows how tamarin monkeys transfer new types of food to their young.
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~6 min
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Promote new habits, find out why people engage with the wildlife trade and don't make it seem more widespread than it really is.
July 9, 2020 • ~7 min
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One aquarium in Japan has asked the public to make video calls to captive garden eels so they don't forget about human visitors.
May 18, 2020 • ~6 min
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Coronavirus quarantine could provide lessons for future space travel on how regular people weather isolation
Understanding isolation's effects on regular people, rather than those certified to have 'the right stuff,' will help prepare us for the future, whether another pandemic or interplanetary space travel.
April 20, 2020 • ~7 min
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Behavioural science explained.
March 24, 2020 • ~7 min
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Most consumers in South Africa aren't able to fill up a trolley of groceries for their daily needs, let alone join the panic buying induced by the COVID-19 pandemic.
March 22, 2020 • ~7 min
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The response to coronavirus shows us that people can still work together to do the right thing.
March 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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