New research suggests that larger crowds do not always produce wiser decisions. Moderately-sized crowds are likely to outperform larger ones when faced with combinations of easy and difficult qualitative decisions.
28-Jun-2016 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Young male bluebirds may gain an evolutionary advantage by delaying breeding and helping out their parents' nests instead, according to new research led by Caitlin Stern of the Santa Fe Institute.
24-Feb-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites
New research explores the impact of hunter-gatherers on north Pacific marine food webs and the behaviors that helped preserve their network of food sources. The findings hold implications for modern food webs.
17-Feb-2016 1:05 PM EST Add to Favorites
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
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
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
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
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