31 May '14, 8pm

What Facebook-like technology can teach us about the chimp civil war of 1971

What Facebook-like technology can teach us about the chimp civil war of 1971

It was once believed that war-like violent behavior among social groups was exclusively a human trait. That is, until Jane Goodall observed a group of chimps in Tanzania’s Gombe Stream National Park in 1971 break out in a violent four-year civil war that eventually resulted in the systematic murder of all members of the losing faction. For decades, researchers have debated what ultimately spurred the gruesome civil war. But now for the first time, modern analysis of social networking behavior is being applied to the case, revealing some of the complicated social dynamics at play when chimps tragically turn to war, reports NBC News . The study was conducted by Joseph Feldblum, a Ph.D. student in evolutionary anthropology at Duke University, and his team, consisting of Sofia Manfredi, Ian C. Gilby and Anne E. Pusey. They applied several programs that analyze social networkin...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/what-fac...

Tweets

This year's U.S. Open is the first held at a course with little or no rough since World War II.

This year's U.S. Open is the first held at a co...

golfdigest.com 06 Jun '14, 2pm

From its inception five years earlier, the U.S. Open was contested mostly between American-based club pros who had immigra...

Find out what the #F35 can do in the first 10 d...

breakingdefense.com 06 Jun '14, 3pm

Oh really? Physics is not classified. (Google: Assessing Joint Strike Fighter Defence Penetration Capabilities ). No F-35 ...