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Forming consensus in social networks

Social networks have become a dominant force in society. Family, friends, peers, community leaders and media communicators are all part of people's social networks. Individuals within a network may have different opinions ...

dateSep 03, 2014 in Computer Sciences
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Mapping the social networking of birds

(Phys.org)—A team, led by researchers at the Universities of St Andrews and Washington, used novel radio-transmitters to study the social networks of New Caledonian crows, a species renowned for using sophisticated foraging ...

dateSep 12, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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'Worm speak' uses chemicals to communicate

(PhysOrg.com) -- A species of small, transparent roundworms have a highly evolved language in which they combine chemical fragments to create precise molecular messages that control social behavior, reports a new study from ...

dateJan 26, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Fossil moths show their true colors

The brightest hues in nature are produced by tiny patterns in, say, feathers or scales rather than pigments. These so-called "structural colors" are widespread, giving opals their fire, people their blue eyes, and peacocks ...

dateNov 15, 2011 in Archaeology & Fossils
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