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.
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A new paper in Animal Behaviour lays out three concepts from complex systems science that could advance studies into animal social complexity.
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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...
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Throughout life's history on earth, biological diversity has gone through ebbs and flows -- periods of rapid evolution and of dramatic extinctions.
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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...
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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.
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A new analysis of academic productivity finds researchers' current working environments better predict their future success than the prestige of their doctoral training.
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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...
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