Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Study finds early signatures of the social brain

Top Story Humans use an ability known as theory of mind every time they make inferences about someone else’s mental state — what the other person believes, what they want, or why they are feeling happy, angry or scared. Behavioral studies have suggested that children begin succeeding at a key measure of this ability, known […]

Early pebble paintings rewrites the natural history of Arabia

Early pebble paintings rewrites the natural history of Arabia

Maria Guagnin By Jake Buehler Art carved into rock by prehistoric people can tell us a lot about the places they lived. Now rock engravings in north-west Saudi Arabia suggest that the region was once home to a host of unexpected animals. Skeletal remains are the best record of wildlife in prehistoric ecosystems. However, very few of […]