What makes humans special? Some psychologists say it's empathy - our ability to recognize the emotions of our fellow human beings. Researchers want to find out if it is possible to teach a robot to be empathetic.
Robotics is the future in many areas. Surgical robots and robotics in education are two promising applications.
The common chicken isn't as dumb as you might like to think. Researchers who looked at a wealth of scientific literature on the bird found that chickens are capable of empathy, logic, and even a little subterfuge.
Behavioral neuroscience has been trying to get to the bottom of this one for ages - can animals truly show compassion? A team at Emory University says an important step has been taken - by the prairie vole.
We live in a society where everyone thinks he is the center of the universe. Empathy and modesty are give way before the self-assertion of the individual.
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