New research from experts in history, computer science and cognitive science shines fresh light on the French Revolution, showing how rhetorical and institutional innovations won acceptance for the ideas that built the French republic's foundation and inspired future democracies.
The rock n' roll lore says that once a bandmate gets married, the party's over for the group. But recently published Michigan State University research says that the blended mix of married and unmarried bandmates improves creativity, innovation and collaborative thinking (and, that the same goes for working professionals).
A researcher from James Cook University in Australia has found that a person's mental state affects how they look at art.
A joint research project involving QUT and Queensland Ballet has shown dancing can improve the physical and mental well-being of aging Australians.
In 2016, Kumamoto University researchers reported that a Kyusyu lord ordered his people to produce wine in the 17th century. Further research has revealed that he also ordered the production of opium. It is thought that wine was used as gifts and medicine, and opium for medicine. The documents reveal that while the Japanese government was considering a ban on Christianity, the Hosokawa family seems to have actively imported goods, such as wine, from Portugal.
Untouched Bronze-Age burial mound discovered by chance by ANU Archaeologist, Dr. Catherine Frieman. She will begin a 14-day archaeological dig on Easter Saturday to examine the site.
The University of Texas at San Antonio's music marketing coordinator and his undergraduate students are using geographic information system (GIS) technology to map the scale and scope of the live music scene in San Antonio. Stan Renard, in the UTSA Department of Music, has developed an app to capture, store, analyze, manage and present music-centric geographic data for San Antonio.
Izaro Goienetxea, a UPV/EHU researcher, has developed a method for automatically generating new tunes on the basis of a collection or corpus comprising tunes used in bertso [extempore, sung, Basque verse-making]. She has also presented a new way of representing pieces of music and a new method for automatically classifying music. The well-known scientific journal PLOS ONE has reported on the research conducted in the UPV/EHU's Robotics and Autonomous Systems research group.
What might alien music sound like? Would it be structured hierarchically as our music is with verses and a chorus? Would we even be able to appreciate it? Vincent Cheung from Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, thinks the answer would be yes, assuming it was predicated on local and non-local dependencies. His research published this week in Scientific Reports explains what exactly that means.
Three MIT researchers, Soroush Vosoughi and Deb Roy of the Media Lab and Sinan Aral of the Sloan School of Management, investigated all the true and false news stories verified by six independent fact checking organizations that were distributed on Twitter from 2006 to 2017. The researchers found that false news travels farther, faster, deeper and more broadly than the truth online in all categories.