The New England Complex Systems Institute, (NECSI) was founded in 1996 in Cambridge, Massachusetts as an independent research center and educational institution. Students and faculty from MIT, Harvard, Brandeis and other major institutions coordinate research in complex systems with the in-house faculty at NECSI. NESCI is credited with advancing fundamental science and its applications to real life situations including social policy factors. Researchers and Post Doctoral candidates study networks, agent-based modeling, multi-scale analysis and complexity, chaos and predictability, evolution, ecology, biodiversity, health care, military conflict and more. NESCI publishes journals, books and on-line news updates of their research.

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Wealth redistribution, not tax cuts, key to economic growth

President Trump's new tax plan will follow the familiar script of reducing taxes for the rich in the name of job creation. Not only will these trickle-down policies not work—they'll make the problem worse. A new report ...

What social media reveals about your personality

Since the inception of social media, a prodigious amount of status updates, tweets, and comments have been posted online. The language people use to express themselves can provide clues about the kind of people they are, ...

How social media has synchronized human civilization

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The predicted failure of the 'Arab Spring'

Can the outcome of revolutions be predicted? At the beginning of 2011, riots and revolutions broke out across North Africa and the Middle East in a number of countries. Widely considered a rebellion against bad autocratic ...

The role of food prices in the Syrian crisis, and the way forward

The disintegration of Syria and Europe's refugee crisis are only the latest tragic consequences of two spikes in food prices in 2007/08 and 2010/11 that triggered waves of global unrest, including the Arab Spring. Researchers ...

Using science to avoid ethnic violence

What if we could use science to understand, accurately predict, and ultimately avoid, ethnic violence? A new study published in PLOS ONE does just that. The key to peace, the theory argues, is to either completely integrate ...

The limits of phenomenology

What's wrong with the science of science? Do the methods we use to explore new innovations in psychology, drug testing and engineering design really work? A new paper has troubling answers: Big Data isn't big enough to be ...

What can 'ring species' teach us about evolution?

Ten thousand years ago, at the end of the last ice age, a species of greenish warblers lived in a forest south of the Tibetan Plateau. As the ice receded, the forest grew to form a ring around the plateau—and so did the ...

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