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Semantically Speaking: Does Meaning Structure Unite Languages?

Using a new methodology that measures how closely words’ meanings are related within and between languages, an international team of researchers has revealed that for many universal concepts, the world’s languages feature a common structure of...
1-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

How to Make Slums More Resilient to Climate Change

A team from the Santa Fe Institute, Arizona State University, and Slum Dwellers International has been selected to find new ways to help the world's poorest, most vulnerable communities.
28-Jan-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

When Paired with Coinfection, Social Isolation Might Fuel Rather Than Foil Epidemics

Models suggest that when social isolation and coinfection occur together, diseases can spread faster and further than with either effect alone.
24-Sep-2015 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Is the Whooping Cough Resurgence Due to Vaccinated People Not Knowing They’re Infectious?

The dramatic resurgence of whooping cough is due, in large part, to vaccinated people who are infectious but who do not display the symptoms, suggests a new study by two Santa Fe Institute researchers in BMC Medicine. The study suggests that the...
23-Jun-2015 7:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Could Mobile Phone Data Help Bring Electricity to the Developing World?

In a new study, researchers used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of electrification options for rural communities in Senegal, demonstrating a potentially valuable approach to using data to solve problems of development.
6-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

The Language of Invention: Most Innovations Are Rephrasings of Past Inventions

Most new patents are combinations of existing ideas and pretty much always have been, even as the stream of fundamentally new core technologies has slowed, according to a new study led by Santa Fe Institute researchers.
1-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Species’ Evolutionary Choice: Disperse or Adapt?

Dispersal and adaptation are two evolutionary strategies available to species given an environment. Generalists, like dandelions, send their offspring far and wide. Specialists, like alpine flowers, adapt to the conditions of a particular place. New...
1-May-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Polarization in Congress Is Worsening, and It Stifles Policy Innovation

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A new study from the Santa Fe Institute confirms quantitatively that partisan disagreements in the U.S. Congress are worsening and that polarization is harmful to policy innovation.
22-Apr-2015 8:55 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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