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Fish also need friends

According to a new study led by Rui Oliveira, researcher at ISPA - Instituto Universitário, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência, and Fundação Champalimaud, zebrafish need social support to overcome adverse circumstances and ...

dateMar 31, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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Mathematical algorithms calculate social behavior

For a long time, mathematical modelling of social systems and dynamics was considered in the realm of science fiction. But predicting, and at once influencing human behavior is well on its way to becoming reality. Scientists ...

dateNov 14, 2016 in Mathematics
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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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