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Citizens Can Productively Change Politics by Taking the Law to Court

When public goods like clean water, air, and health care compete with funding for particular districts, citizen lawsuits can tilt the legislative process toward a middle ground.
24-Apr-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

What's Cuing Salmon Migration Patterns?


Why do salmon travel in pulse-like groups? A new model challenges standard explanations by suggesting social cues trigger migration.
22-Mar-2017 11:20 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Researchers Look for Life's Lower Limits


Investigating the lower bound of energy required for life helps us understand ecological constraints on other planetary bodies in our solar system as well as our own. In a new study, researchers analyze cellular processes across species and sizes of...
15-Feb-2017 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Predicting Unpredictability: Information Theory Offers New Way to Read Ice Cores


A new technique based in information theory promises to improve researchers' ability to interpret ice core samples and our understanding of the earth's climate history.
6-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Friend of a Friend Is…a Dense Network

Networks evolve in different ways depending how often "second neighbor," or friends of friends, connections occur.
1-Dec-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Suggestions for You: A Better, Faster Recommendation Algorithm


Researchers suggest a better algorithm for digital recommendation systems that suggest songs, movies, or romantic partners for you.
30-Nov-2016 5:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Study: When a Group Must Solve Hard Problems, It's Best to Design the Team Around Its Learning Style

What is the best way for a group to collaborate on solving a difficult problem? A new study finds that the answer depends on how that particular group learns.
11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study: Medieval Cities Not So Different From Modern European Cities

Modern European cities and medieval cities share a population-density-to-area relationship, a new paper concludes – the latest research to find regularities in human settlement patterns across space and time.
11-Oct-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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