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Article ID: 693834

'Institution Shocks' Spotlight Effects of Changing Economic Institutions

Santa Fe Institute

Researchers analyzed new data on the Chilean elections of the 1970s to understand how economies react to institutional change.

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1-May-2018 3:55 PM EDT
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Law and Public Policy

Article ID: 693760

InterPlanetary Festival Announces June Lineup

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Seamus Blackley, Cory Doctorow, Ashton Eaton, Kate Greene, Annalee Newitz, Scott Ross, Martine Rothblatt, Neal Stephenson, and Pete Worden among luminary panelists and performers to converge in Santa Fe June 7-8, 2018

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1-May-2018 6:05 AM EDT
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    18-Apr-2018 8:05 AM EDT

Article ID: 692830

New Study Improves 'Crowd Wisdom' Estimates

Santa Fe Institute

In a new study published in the Journal of the Royal Society Interface, researchers Albert Kao (Harvard University), Andrew Berdahl (Santa Fe Institute), and their colleagues examined just how accurate our collective intelligence is and how individual bias and information sharing skew aggregate estimates. Using their findings, they developed a mathematical correction that takes into account bias and social information to generate an improved crowd estimate.

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13-Apr-2018 8:05 PM EDT
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    26-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 689991

How Do Your FRIENDS Plan to Vote?

Santa Fe Institute

Most election polls take the political pulse of a state or nation by reaching out to citizens about their voting plans. Santa Fe Institute Professor Mirta Galesic says pollsters might also ask: how do your friends plan to vote?

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22-Feb-2018 12:05 PM EST
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Social and Behavioral Sciences

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Article ID: 689277

When It Comes to Extinction Risk, Body Size Matters

Santa Fe Institute

Models for extinction risk are necessarily simple. Most reduce complex ecological systems to a linear relationship between resource density and population growth—something that can be broadly applied to infer how much resource loss a species can survive.

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9-Feb-2018 11:00 AM EST
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Article ID: 687876

How Living Systems Compute Solutions to Problems

Santa Fe Institute

No individual fish or bee or neuron has enough information by itself to solve a complex problem, but together they can accomplish amazing things. In research recently published in Science Advances, Eleanor Brush (University of Maryland), David Krakauer, and Jessica Flack address how this is possible through a study of the emergence of social structure in primate social groups.

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16-Jan-2018 9:10 AM EST
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    8-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST

Article ID: 684575

Paradoxes in Microbial Economies

Santa Fe Institute

In a new paper in Nature Communications, three Santa Fe Institute researchers describe a trio of paradoxical dynamics that can arise in simple microbial economies. The work could be important for approaching engineered microbial communities and better understanding microbiomes.

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8-Nov-2017 5:00 PM EST
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Santa Fe Institute Social Scientist Available to Discuss Why People Become Terrorists

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Article ID: 682150

Morbidity and Mortality of Leprosy in the Middle Ages

Santa Fe Institute

In the Middle Ages, did contracting leprosy necessarily increase a person's chances of dying? Yes, says a new paper. But it's complicated.

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3-Oct-2017 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 681174

Monk Parakeets Invade Mexico

Santa Fe Institute

In a new paper published in PLOS ONE, researchers describe a recent, rapid, and ongoing invasion of monk parakeets in Mexico, and the regulatory changes that affected the species’ spread.

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19-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT
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