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Monk Parakeets Invade Mexico


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.
19-Sep-2017 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How Monkey Fights Grow


New research finds evidence for a complicated structure behind primate conflict. It is not individuals who control the length of fights, but the relationships between pairs of individuals.
6-Sep-2017 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Birds Choose Mates with Ornamental Traits


A recurring theme in nature documentaries is that of choosy females selecting brightly colored males. A new study shows that, in monogamous mating systems, male birds may select their lifelong mates in much the same way.
5-Sep-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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


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


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


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


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


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

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