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.
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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...
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Understanding how cities develop at the neighborhood level is key to promoting equitable, sustainable urbanization.
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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.
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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
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...
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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.
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Networks evolve in different ways depending how often "second neighbor," or friends of friends, connections occur.
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