ResearchBlogging editor’s selections: primate risk-assessment, not-quite-life on Titan, and 65-year-old precursor to the Web

  • A Bonobo in the Hand or Two Chimps in the Bush? Do different species of primates have the same perception of risk, or does it depend on their feeding habits and environment?  With some clever imagery, Jason at The Thoughtful Animal describes some research that shows how different species make very different choices, and suggests why.
  • The media finds life on titan.  Sort of… OMG we’ve found life on Saturn’s moon Titan??!!  Well, not exactly.  Greg at Weird Things discusses the research on Titan and explains that, while the measurements made suggest the possibility of life, there are lots of other possibilities and the jury is still out on this one.
  • ‘As We May Think’ at 65. In 1945, Vannevar Bush published a visionary article in The Atlantic Magazine that discussed the efficient recording of information and the use of mechanical mathematics machines, an article that is credited as being an inspiration for the creation of the World Wide Web.  Simon at Thinking Out Loud discusses the influence this article had on a generation of computer scientists.

Posted this a little later in the day than usual, but still on Monday!  Check back next Monday for more miscellaneous suggestions!

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