Researchers examine how scale affects factors like tuition, research production, and teaching salaries
A new approach for estimating prehistoric populations that uses Bayesian reasoning and a flexible probability model
Researchers argue that in order to recognize life’s full range of forms, we must develop a new theoretical frame
The study advances the debate in ecology over the relationship between species diversity and ecosystem stability
Despite the near-universal assumption of individuality in biology, there is little agreement about what individuals are, researchers say
While scientists have long known about an unusual pattern in the fossil record, they have struggled to explain it
On a certain level, extinction is all about energy
Understanding natural variation in these responses could have important agricultural applications in challenging environments.
Fractal patterns are rare for man-made systems and lead to optimal harvests without global planning
Lack of quality demographic data is a major obstacle to planning infrastructure in the developing world. In a recent study, a team of researchers from the Santa Fe Institute in the U.S., the University of Manchester in the U.K., and the Université Cheikh Anta Diop in Senegal used anonymized cell phone data to assess the feasibility of electrification options for rural communities in Senegal.