News tagged with collection

Squabbling meerkats make better decisions

Conflicting interests within a group can lead to better collective decisions – if you're a social animal such as a meerkat – according to new research by a team of biologists and political scientists ...

Dec 06, 2013
5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast

Prized mushroom collection returns to China

(AP) -- A Chinese scholar persecuted during the Cultural Revolution for smuggling a rare collection of mushrooms out of China before World War II was honored Saturday when the collection was returned more than 70 years later.

Nov 07, 2009
4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Secrets of flocking revealed

Watching thousands of birds fly in a highly coordinated, yet leaderless, flock can be utterly baffling to humans. Now, new research is peeling back the layers of mystery to show how exactly they do it -- and ...

Oct 26, 2011
3 / 5 (3) 8 | with audio podcast

Fish follow the rules to school

The rules of school are simple: it is all about watching the kid nearest to you and making sure you do what they do. Researchers at the mathematics department at Uppsala University, together with biologists at Sydney University ...

Nov 07, 2011
4.5 / 5 (2) 1 | with audio podcast