Social influencers: What can we learn from animals?

Research from Oxford University calls us to reconsider how behaviours may spread through societies of wild animals, and how this might provide new insights into human social networks.

How do distance learners connect?

In a typical college classroom, social connections are formed through face-to-face interactions. Through informal chats before and after class, group project meetings, and other exchanges, students are able to build community ...

Accelerating the grapevine effect

Gossip is an efficient way to share information across large networks and has unexpected applications in solving other mathematical and machine-learning problems.

How toxic economic trends have impacted millennials

Millennials—young adults in their 20s and 30s—earn less money without a college degree and are more likely to die prematurely from suicide or drug overdose than previous generations, according to a new report from the ...

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