A new paper in PLOS Biology this week shows that taking the unusual step of including parasites in ecological datasets does alter the structure of resulting food webs, but that's mostly due to an increase in diversity and complexity rather than the...
6/14/2013 1:10 PM EDT
One of literature’s oldest mysteries is a step closer to being solved. A new study dates Homer's The Iliad to 762 BCE and adds a quantitative means of testing ideas about history by analyzing the evolution of language.
2/27/2013 4:50 PM EST
A new quantitative study of data assembled from the online multiplayer game Pardus examines ways men and women manage their social networks drastically different, even online.
2/7/2013 9:00 AM EST
Research by a Santa Fe Institute researcher and his collaborators at the University of Missouri seeks better data that could help preserve the threatened landscapes on which indigenous human groups depend.
12/12/2012 1:55 PM EST
Two Santa Fe Institute researchers offer a coherent picture of how metabolism, and thus all life, arose. Their paper offers new insights into the likelihood of life emerging and evolving as it did on Earth, and the chances of it arising elsewhere in...
12/12/2012 12:30 PM EST
A new research project at the Santa Fe Institute, in collaboration with Slum Dwellers International and backed by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to initiate a scientific study of urban slums worldwide.
12/12/2012 12:25 PM EST
The Santa Fe Institute's highly successful Omidyar Fellows program for interdisciplinary postdocs will be expanded in 2013, with enhancements designed to sharpen the program’s focus on preparing promising early-career scientists to lead...
11/13/2012 2:35 PM EST
In some human societies, men transfer their wealth to their sister's sons, a practice that puzzles evolutionary biologists. A new study by SFI's Laura Fortunato has produced insights into "matrilineal inheritance."
10/16/2012 3:20 PM EDT