Cultural flies: Conformist social learning in fruitflies predicts long-lasting mate-choice traditions

A new Toulouse-led scientific study published in Science reveals that on Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies can pass on cultural practices - including sexual preferences - from generation to generation, hence influencing the long term evolution of the species.

Pygmies evolved short stature to navigate dense rainforest environment

New study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B links biological evolution to culture and environment

Autonomous vehicles and moral decisions: what do online communities think?

In 2016, researchers at CNRS (members of TSE – Université Toulouse Capitole), MIT, Harvard University and the University of British Columbia launched the “Moral Machine” online platform to ask users about moral dilemmas facing us in the development of autonomous vehicles. The researchers gathered 40 million decisions from millions of web users worldwide. The results show global moral preferences that may guide decision makers and companies in the future. The analysis of this data was published in Nature on October 24, 2018.

Female-female competition over paternal care demonstrated for the first time in chacma baboons

New research published in the Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows for the first time evidence of female competition and reproductive suppression over paternal care in the wild chacma baboons.

UN Secretary-General Appoints New Panel on Digital Cooperation

Jean Tirole joins Melinda Gates and Jack Ma on the High-Level Panel.