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It’s Not You, It’s the Network

The result of the 2016 US presidential election was, for many, a surprise lesson in social perception bias — peoples’ tendency to assume that others think as we do, and to underestimate the size and influence of a minority party. Long...
9-Aug-2019 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Three concepts from complexity could play a big role in social animal research

A new paper in Animal Behaviour lays out three concepts from complex systems science that could advance studies into animal social complexity.
1-Aug-2019 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

How random tweaks in timing can lead to new game theory strategies

Most game theory models don’t reflect the relentlessly random timing of the real world. In a new paper, two economists and a physicist model what happens when players receive information or act at random times, which could make a big difference in...
24-Jul-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record

Throughout life's history on earth, biological diversity has gone through ebbs and flows -- periods of rapid evolution and of dramatic extinctions.
27-Jun-2019 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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A new normal: Study explains universal pattern in fossil record

Instead of the typical bell-shaped curve, the fossil record shows a fat-tailed distribution, with extreme, outlier, events occurring with higher-than-expected probability. Using the same mathematical tools that describe stock market crashes, Santa...
23-Jun-2019 9:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

From there to here: 2019 InterPlanetary Festival connects frontiers of space to terrestrial challenges

Leading scientists and sci-fi authors convene in Santa Fe, NM to discuss how to sustain human civilization, on and beyond Earth. Select panel discussions will stream live from the June 14-16 festival.
3-Jun-2019 3:45 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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'Pedigree Is Not Destiny' When It Comes to Scholarly Success

A new analysis of academic productivity finds researchers' current working environments better predict their future success than the prestige of their doctoral training.
26-Apr-2019 4:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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Group decisions: When more information isn't necessarily better

Modular -- or cliquey -- group structure isolates the flow of communication between individuals, which might seem counterproductive to survival. But for some animal groups, more information isn't necessarily better, according to new SFI research...
18-Apr-2019 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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