ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: archaeoacoustics, baboon friendships, and the teapot effect

  • Echoes of the past. We begin with teofilo at Gambler’s House, describing fascinating speculation that the former residents of Chaco Canyon may have chosen the site for their home based on its acoustic properties.  (I’ve resolved to visit the site one day.)
  • “You just call out my name…”: Friendships in Male and Female Baboons. Male and female baboons have long been known to form friendships not related to reproduction, but why?  Brian at Laelaps discusses research done in Kenya to answer this question.
  • The teapot effect, end of. Finally, aimeew at misc.ience shows again how science, in this case physics, is constantly working to make our lives better!  Researchers have come up with a solution for “the teapot effect”; I’ll let you click through to the link to find out what that is…

Check back next week for more miscellaneous highlights!

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3 Responses to ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: archaeoacoustics, baboon friendships, and the teapot effect

  1. Nick says:

    The Teapot Effect! I expect all my pouring-related ceramics to have these improvements by the end of the year.

  2. jebmc says:

    I loved the Baboon article and echos of the past made some rather nice points as well. Teapot one was over my head. But it does seem rather clear from the simple fact of living in the modern world that science and related technology works rather well.

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