Honey bees can't practice social distancing, so they stay healthy in close quarters by working together
Life in a honey bee hive is all about cooperating for the collective good.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 insects immune-system bees cooperation social-distancing pollinators beekeeping pathogens honeybees behavioral-ecology
'Morality pills' may be the US's best shot at ending the coronavirus pandemic, according to one ethicist
Rather than a vaccine to beef up your immune system, a psychoactive substance could boost your cooperative, pro-social behavior – curtailing the selfish actions that spur on coronavirus's spread.
Aug. 10, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus emotion cooperation psilocybin social-distancing altruism oxytocin face-masks masks public-goods performance-enhancement cognitive-enhancement experimental-economics sociopath human-enhancements rules wearing-masks
Small-scale dairy farmers are struggling across the US – but in New Jersey they've developed a model that keeps their products and their customers local.
June 3, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: covid-19 agriculture supply-chains milk local-food-systems food-systems new-jersey dairy-farms cooperatives
Bacteria buck Charles Darwin's theory of "survival of the fittest" and instead work together to lift up the weakest in their group to boost survival.
Oct. 11, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: bacteria cooperation charles-darwin competition science-and-technology biofilms
Can "Minecraft" and other online communities "breed more savvy defenders of democracy"? New research suggests they can.
July 18, 2019 • ~5 min
Tags: internet cooperation democracy gaming featured society-and-culture social-lives leaders
Teams with many different kinds of thinkers have higher collective intelligence, but there's a catch, researchers report.
July 2, 2019 • ~3 min
Tags: cooperation intelligence jobs society-and-culture social-lives workplaces
The new algorithm can predict future collaborations among rappers, Congresspeople, and drug components.
Jan. 18, 2019 • ~4 min
Tags: music cooperation algorithms prediction featured science-and-technology social-lives workplaces
“Nine Moments for Now,” an exhibit at the Cooper Gallery of African & African American Art in the Hutchins Center, explores social engagement, civic discourse, and the fragility of democracy.
Dec. 13, 2018 • ~3 min
Tags: arts-humanities blacklivesmatter timesup dell-hamilton deray-mckesson ethelbert-cooper-gallery-of-african-african-american-art for-freedoms-50-state-initiative hutchins-center
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