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Powerful New Metric Quickly Reveals Network Structure at Multiple Scales

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Three researchers have devised a new network community detection technique that hopscotches over the limitations of other methods, revealing network structure at the microscopic, mesoscopic, and macroscopic levels quickly and simultaneously.
18-Aug-2016 6:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Replacing Ill Workers with Healthy Ones Accelerates Some Epidemics

When disease outbreaks occur, front-line workers become infected and healthy individuals take their places. Based on network models of this “human exchange,” researchers from the Santa Fe Institute and the University of Vermont find that...
1-Aug-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Religious Actions Convey Prosocial Intent, Finds Study

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A new study suggests that people who participate in regular religious acts send a clear signal to others that they're ready and willing to contribute to their communities.
27-Jul-2016 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Don't Abandon National Referendums, but Smaller Groups Often Make Wiser Choices

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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

Bluebird’s Conundrum: Shack Up Now or Hang Out in Mom’s Nest for a While?

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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

How Hunter-Gatherers Preserved Their Food Sources

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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

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

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