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Can a Zika Outbreak Be Sustained Sexually? It’s Complicated

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Unlike other mosquito-borne outbreaks, Zika doubles as a sexually transmitted infection, with men retaining the virus 10 times longer in their semen than women do in their vaginal fluids. According to research initiated at the Santa Fe Institute,...
7-Aug-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Live Stream: Santa Fe Institute Broadcasts First Interplanetary Panel Discussion

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What will it take to become an InterPlanetary civilization? The Santa Fe Institute convenes a panel of scientists and sci-fi authors to answer this question Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. MDT. Watch the discussion live on YouTube.
13-Jul-2017 4:10 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Neurons Use Crowdsourcing to Make Decisions

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When many individual neurons collect data, how do they reach a unanimous decision? New research from the Santa Fe Institute's collective computation group suggests a two-phase process.
6-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Aging Gracefully in the Rainforest

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In an article that appears in the current issue of Evolutionary Anthropology, researchers synthesize over 15 years of theoretical and empirical findings from long-term study of the Tsimane forager-farmers. They find productivity and social status...
9-May-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Cities Provide Paths From Poverty to Sustainability

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Understanding how cities develop at the neighborhood level is key to promoting equitable, sustainable urbanization.
1-May-2017 3:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Citizens Can Productively Change Politics by Taking the Law to Court

When public goods like clean water, air, and health care compete with funding for particular districts, citizen lawsuits can tilt the legislative process toward a middle ground.
24-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What's Cuing Salmon Migration Patterns?

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Why do salmon travel in pulse-like groups? A new model challenges standard explanations by suggesting social cues trigger migration.
22-Mar-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Look for Life's Lower Limits

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Investigating the lower bound of energy required for life helps us understand ecological constraints on other planetary bodies in our solar system as well as our own. In a new study, researchers analyze cellular processes across species and sizes of...
15-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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