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Ravens learn best from their affiliates

One of the benefits of living together is gaining new information from group members. Once a group member starts displaying a new behavior, it frequently spreads to the rest of the group. In a study on ravens, Cognitive Biologists ...

dateJul 13, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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How cooperation emerges in competing populations

Social behaviour like reaching a consensus is a matter of cooperation. However, individuals in populations often spontaneously compete and only cooperate under certain conditions. These problems are so ubiquitous that physicists ...

dateJul 07, 2016 in General Physics
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Researchers study nuances of social media 'likes'

The simple act of pressing a "like" button on a social media site can speak volumes about a user's preferences, relationships and behavioral patterns, according to Penn State researchers, and such findings about a user could ...

dateJun 24, 2016 in Internet
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How technology could help predict terrorist attacks

The internet has become a weapon for terrorists, who use social media and other technologies to organise, recruit and spread propaganda. So is it possible to turn technology around and use it to not only catch terrorists ...

dateJun 22, 2016 in Internet
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