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Collective Behavior

The mind is alive, but the intelligence explosion is rubbish

DAVID SUMPTER 3 DAYS AGO

How different slime mould strains make decisions.

STAMATIOS NICOLIS 2 WEEKS AGO

One of the best-known manifestations of collective behavior is decision-making, whereby a group composed of many individuals (an insect colony, a swarm of bees, a population of fish) chooses among different available options. In a recent paper [1] we investigated a new paradigm of decision-making, o...

Identifying the real success stories in development

SHYAM RANGANATHAN 1 MONTH AGO

Many sub-Saharan African countries have failed to fulfil the Millenium Development Goals. But a closer look at the data and a comparison with a mathematical model, shows that these goals were unfair. In fact, many African countries have "over performed" in reducing child mortality over the last 25 yea...

Beat the ants to the best food.

LIU YU (ERNEST) 1 MONTH AGO

Choosing where to go to lunch is never easy. For example, think about deciding which restaurant to go to from work. Imagine there are two choices, one is the friendly Central Perk and the other is the more idiosyncratic Monk's Cafe. But these restaurants are not reliable. The lunches vary in quality ...

Is network science falling back to earth?

HONGLI ZENG 1 MONTH AGO

Scientists are increasingly obsessed with their own impact and how to measure it. In some ways, this obsession has been forced on them, by the movement in the 1990s to using number of citations to measure impact. But, even without these external pressures to perform, tools like Google scholar make it ...

The 24-Hour Science Challenge: A Social Experiment in Ope...

DAMIEN FARINE 2 MONTHS AGO

Scientific papers are the bread and butter of scientific discourse. Most papers reflect the final product of months, if not years or even decades, of effort. They are meant to be high-quality, well-thought-out, polished works. So when we say that we decided to try to write a paper in 24 hours, we can ...

The evolution of football formations

DAVID SUMPTER 2 MONTHS AGO

Natural selection has shaped a whole range of different animal groups, from V-like formations of geese to circular mills of schooling fish. These shapes are the result of millions of years of evolution. Animals that hold their formation survive and those that don’t follow the group die out, either l...

Will reading the New York Times make me pregnant?

JAMES HERBERT-READ 2 MONTHS AGO

The New York Times provided an estimate of"How Likely Is It That Birth Control Could Let You Down?" over a 10 year period. They estimate how many women will have at least one unplanned pregnancy in a ten year period depending on the type of contraception they use. For "typical" use, 86% of women usin...

Did you spot the real fish?

DAVID SUMPTER 2 MONTHS AGO

Thank you very much to all of you for playing our 'Fish Turing Test'. We have had thousands of players for all over the world. The map below shows the locations of the people who have tried to tell the difference between real and simulated fish. If you played the game, then you already know if ...

Microfinance: The power of collective behavior

RANJULA BALI SWAIN 2 MONTHS AGO

Microfinance revolutionized the conventional wisdom that the poor were un-bankable. It demonstrated that microfinance or provision of small scale financial services to a group of poor individuals (predominantly women) could result in almost full repayment. This was in sharp contrast to decades of subs...

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