New study of hunter-gatherers suggests social networks sparked evolution of cooperation
Ancient humans may not have had the luxury of updating their Facebook status, but social networks were nevertheless an essential component of their lives, a new study suggests.
Study finds social networks promote cooperation, discourage selfishness
It turns out nice guys can finish first, and David Rand has the evidence to prove it.
Breakthrough scientific discoveries no longer dominated by the very young: study
Scientists under the age of 40 used to make the majority of significant breakthroughs in chemistry, physics and medicine but that is no longer the case, new research suggests.
Monkeys with larger friend networks have more gray matter
Minority rules: Scientists discover tipping point for the spread of ideas
Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, ...
Study shows voter turnout can be increased with simple word change
People of color will be the new majority by 2042 (w/ Video)
Information sharing interferes with 'wisdom of crowds': study
Facing a judge? Study says go early or after lunch
If you have to face a judge, try for first thing in the morning or right after lunch. A new study suggests that's when they're most lenient.
Study shows disorder may cause an increase stereotyping
Khan Academy aims to reinvent education through video (w/ video)
Experimental philosophy opens new avenues into old questions
Philosophers have argued for centuries, millennia actually, about whether our lives are guided by our own free will or are predetermined as the result of a continuous chain of events over which we have no control.
Societies evolve slowly, just like biological species
Study finds small groups demonstrate distinctive 'collective intelligence' when facing difficult tasks
When it comes to intelligence, the whole can indeed be greater than the sum of its parts. A new study co-authored by MIT, Carnegie Mellon University, and Union College researchers documents the existence of ...