According to a new paper published this week in PNAS, creating a quantitative and systematic understanding of how cities generate wealth and better living conditions for their residents would be a big step toward achieving the sustainable development goals set by the United Nations.
In a new paper published in the current issue of the American Journal of Political Science, SFI Omidyar Fellow Marion Dumas looks at 40 years of U.S. environmental laws to ask what impact litigious citizens have on the political bargaining process.
Michael Kearns presented an SFI Community Lecture on machine learning and social norms at The Lensic Performing Arts Center on April 4. Watch his talk here.
Why salmon migrate in 'pulsing' patterns is the subject of a new paper published today in Animal Behavior.
In a new study, SFI Omidyar Fellow Eleanor Power analyzes the social benefit of religious participation in two South Indian communities.
The journal Chaos has announced that “Evaluating gambles using dynamics,” co-authored by SFI’s Murray Gell-Mann and Ole Peters, was the most-read paper of 2016.
An analysis of conflicts within a community of pigtail macaques shows how agitated monkeys can precipitate critical, large-scale brawls.
Professor Sidney Redner and colleagues reveal an optimal strategy for foragers, whether they're searching for berries in the woods or oil in the desert.
How large-scale factors like evolution and environments interact to produce cancer risk is the subject of a new study published in the February issue of Ecology Letters.
During a January 24 talk in Santa Fe, neurobiologist Christof Koch presented a theory about which brains can experience consciousness and which cannot. Watch his talk here.
Collective decision-making can be beneficial for social animal groups, but not if members share bad information.
A new paper published in the journal Animal Behavior calls for further study of the "audience effect" across animal species by using methods similar to those used in human communication research.