Bonobos prefer to share food with strangers

Bonobos prefer to share food with strangers
Karl Bates-Duke,

DUKE (US) — For bonobos, building a social network and making new friends are as valuable as food, say researchers. If you opened a pack of gum while standing in line somewhere, would you give a piece to the coworker standing on one side of…

Bonobos prefer to share food with strangers

Social Science Pushing Data Frontiers

(via Social Science Pushing Data Frontiers – Information Management Blogs Article)

Creativity and social science critical to reform government gridlock

Innovating Policy with Creativity and Social Sciences

Today’s glob­al finan­cial and social crises demand inno­va­tion not only in pub­lic ser­vices, but with­in the whole bureau­crat­ic, admin­is­tra­tive sys­tem of pub­lic gov­er­nance. In order to respond effec­tive­ly to a chang­ing con­text of…

RT @core77: Innovating Policy with Creativity and Social Sciences – Paper by @Nesta_UK & @MindLabDK:

Behavioral Scientists Advised Obama Campaign


‘Dream Team’ of Behavioral Scientists Advised Obama Campaign –

While getting out the vote for the Warren campaign, we applied some of the same behavioral/social science research described in this article.

Microsoft says social science will be the next frontier of science and technology

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Microsoft Research New England head notes  that social science will be the next frontier of science and technology.

Where creativity meets technology –


Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship, MS | NYU-Poly

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Biotechnology and Entrepreneurship, MS | NYU-Poly.

James W. Pennebaker: Natural language and health

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“I”, Mindsets, Lets-be-friends-ism, and the Terribly Polite Self-Confindence of the Japanese (Photo credit: timtak)

Over the course of his career, Pennebaker has studied the nature of physical symptoms, health consequences of secrets, expressive writing, and natural language, and has received grants from the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Army Research Institute, and other federal agencies for studies in language, emotion, and social dynamics.

A pioneer of writing therapy, he has researched the link between language and recovering from trauma and been “recognized by the American Psychological Association as one of the top researchers on trauma, disclosure, and health.”[3][4] In particular, he finds a person’s use of “low-level words,” such as pronouns and articles, predictive of recovery as well as indicative of sex, age, and personality traits: “Virtually no one in psychology has realized that low-level words can give clues to large-scale behaviors.”[3][5]

In the mid-1990s, he and colleagues developed the Linguistic Inquiry and Word Count (LIWC; pronounced “Luke”), a computerized text analysis program that outputs the percentage of words in a given text that fall into one or more of over 80 linguistic (e.g., first-person singular pronouns, conjunctions), psychological (e.g., anger, achievement), and topical (e.g., leisure, money) categories. It builds on previous research establishing strong links between linguistic patterns and personality or psychological state, but makes possible far more detailed results than did hand counts.[3][5]Pennebaker and associates have used this tool to analyze the language of Al Quaeda leaders and of political candidates, particularly in the 2008 United States presidential election.[3][5] He blogs with associates on what linguistic analysis says about political leaders, at Wordwatchers: Tracking the language of public figures,[3] and Pennebaker Conglomerates, Inc. offers free LIWC-based text analysis tools online, including a language style matching calculator and a language-based application of the Thematic Apperception Test.[6]


National Science Foundation (NSF) databases for science information


Best database for government science information: – National Science Foundation – US National Science Foundation (NSF).


Open Directory: Science: Biology: Bioinformatics Education

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Open Directory – Science: Biology: Bioinformatics: Education.

Nanotechnology Education and Careers | Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Center

Nanotechnology Education and Careers | Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Center.

Bio-Link: a National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education Center for Biotechnology


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Bio-Link is a National Science Foundation NSF Advanced Technological Education ATE Center for Biotechnology.