Solving the puzzle of cooperation in group environments
Research has shown that when two individuals meet repeatedly they are more likely to cooperate with one another. Flávio Pinheiro and colleagues from the Universities of Minho and Lisbon show that the most successful strategy ...
Becoming part of global, shoestring team requires researchers only to play fair, share
Asking a scientist to take part in research that has little budget, less infrastructure and almost no central bureaucracy would appear a lost cause.
'Punish thy neighbor': Game theory shows the way to control climate change
A week ago the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) delivered to massive media coverage an unsettling message – climate change is real, humans are the main cause of it, and unless we stop ...
Research shows that two people can learn to cooperate intuitively, but larger groups need to communicate
(PhysOrg.com) -- Two people can learn to cooperate with each other intuitively without communication or any conscious intention to cooperate. But this process breaks down in groups of three or more.
Communication pathways within proteins may yield new drug targets to stop superbugs
A School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis biophysicist has developed a new method to identify communication pathways connecting distant regions within proteins.
Computer simulations show how fundamental particles can behave like electrons in a superconductor
The protons and neutrons that make up the nucleus of an atom are themselves made up of fundamental particles known as quarks. Under everyday conditions, quarks exist only in pairs or triplets called hadrons. ...
EU, Japan to start cyber-security dialogue
The European Union will discuss Internet security during talks this week in Brussels with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, a senior EU official said Monday.
Researchers show environmental changes may affect vital cooperate bird behaviors
While scientists believe that climate change and related extreme weather events such as drought and flooding will likely affect the earth's flora and fauna, just how much is not known. A new study by researchers Walter Jetz ...
Birds co-operate within a communal nest to achieve a common good
A new insight into one of the biggest questions in science – why some animals, including humans, work together to maintain a common good – has been achieved by scientists at the University of Sheffield.
Contact networks have no influence on cooperation among individuals
Researchers at Carlos III University of Madrid and the University of Zaragoza theoretically predict, in a scientific study, that contact networks have no influence on cooperation among individuals.
Moralists have the last laugh
Over-fishing, tax evasion, freeriding: the Tragedy of the Commons happens again and again. A computer model now offers new insights into the way our society functions.
Sibling cooperation in earwig families gives clues to early evolution of social behavior
Looking at the question of how social behavior has developed over the course of evolution, scientists from the universities in Mainz and Basel have gained new insights from the study of earwigs. "Young earwig ...
Facebook gets more Bing -- and control of display ads
Microsoft said Friday that Bing will power Internet searches for Facebook's 400 million members in an arrangement that returns control of display advertising to the social-networking service.
Study says women make better decisions for companies than men
Women's abilities to make fair decisions when competing interests are at stake make them better corporate leaders, researchers have found.