Female chimpanzees avoid humans

Female chimpanzees are less likely than males to go near villages and farmland used by humans, new research shows.

Modeling suggests friendships may lead to lopsided elections

Have you ever thought about not voting because your preferred candidate's victory seems assured? New Cornell research uses mathematical modeling to show that type of thinking can have the opposite effect, resulting in the ...

Male giraffes are more socially connected than females

Although female giraffes have closer "friends" than male giraffes, male giraffes have more "acquaintances" than females, according to a new study by an international team that includes a Penn State biologist. The study demonstrates ...

Success is all about making social connections—or is it?

There's a common adage that knowing the right people holds the secret to wealth and success. The flip side of that, however, is reminiscent of the country song, "Friends in Low Places": Sometimes social connections can prove ...

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