White-headed capuchin in Manuel Antonio National Park, Costa Rica. Credit: © nicksen / Fotolia Rhesus macaques and capuchin monkeys can find a stable solution when playing a competitive game in which one opponent always does better than the other, but only humans can find a solution that benefits both competitors equally, turning a competitive situation

Sealings from the archive of Doliche. Credit: Asia Minor Research Centre Classical scholars from the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” of the University of Münster discovered a large number of sealings in south-east Turkey. “This unique group of artefacts comprising more than 1,000 pieces from the municipal archive of the ancient city of Doliche

This is an artist’s depiction of a quantum simulation. Lasers manipulate an array of more than 50 atomic qubits to study the dynamics of quantum magnetism. Credit: E. Edwards/JQI Two independent teams of scientists, including one from the University of Maryland (UMD) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have used more than

Artist’s view of global teleportation of quantum bits. Credit: Christoph Hohmann, Nanosystems Initiative Munich (NIM) MPQ scientists achieve long storage times for photonic quantum bits which break the lower bound for direct teleportation in a global quantum network. Concerning the development of quantum memories for the realization of global quantum networks, scientists of the Quantum

Spacecraft Cassini with an instrument from the Swedish Institute of Space Physics on board (in red circle) passed through Saturn’s atmosphere. Credit: Artist’s impression: NASA A Langmuir probe, developed in Sweden and flown to Saturn on the Cassini spacecraft, has made exciting discoveries in the atmosphere of the planet. Jan-Erik Wahlund at the Swedish Institute

Female mountain gorilla. The ancestors of simian primates — such as gorillas, gibbons and tamarins — were among the first to give up nocturnal activity altogether. Credit: © F.C.G. / Fotolia Mammals only started being active in the daytime after non-avian dinosaurs were wiped out about 66 million years ago (mya), finds a new study

Black mouse ready to fight. Fighting behaviors and the neurons that represent them are not as fixed as previously believed. Credit: © lllorrri / Fotolia Adult male mice have a simple repertoire of innate, or instinctive, social behaviors: When encountering a female, a male mouse will try to mate with it, and when encountering another

These are cardiomyocytes, green, proliferating in a mouse heart after gel injection. Credit: University of Pennsylvania In mammals, including humans, the cells that contract the heart muscle and enable it to beat do not regenerate after injury. After a heart attack, there is a dramatic loss of these heart muscle cells and those that survive

Stability test of the novel MA(1-x)GuaxPbI3 perovskite material under continuous light illumination compared with the state-of-the-art MAPbI3. A schematic of the device architecture and the simulated crystalline structure is also provided. Credit: M.K. Nazeeruddin/EPFL With the power-conversion efficiency of silicon solar cells plateauing around 25%, perovskites are now ideally placed to become the market’s next

Due to its breadth, the Jena experiment proves for the first time that a loss of biodiversity has negative consequences for many individual components and processes in ecosystems. Credit: Photo: The Jena Experiment How serious is the loss of species globally? Are material cycles in an ecosystem with few species changed? In order to find

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