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Partisan gerrymandering with geographically compact districts

The following tweet has been making the rounds on social media:

If yesterday’s Alabama Senate race had been a House election, the Republicans, who got *fewer* votes, would have won 6 out of 7 seats, and the Democrats, who *won* the vote statewide, only 1 out of 7.

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Opinion Diffusion on Multilayer Social Networks

In this paper, to reveal the influence of multilayer network structure on opinion diffusion in social networks, we study an opinion dynamics model based on DeGroot model on multilayer networks. 162 more words


Slime mould: the fundamental mechanisms of cognition

The slime mould Physarum polycephalum has been used in developing unconventional computing devices for in which the slime mould played a role of a sensing, actuating, and computing device. 167 more words


Best of #FOAMed #FOAMcc #POCUS finds - December (1)


We got access to some amazing stuff!

We are chuffed to announce that Dr ‘Best Notes Ever’ (Aoife Abbey), has joined us and we are lucky to be able to share her amazing infographic, hand-written notes on CCN. 1,027 more words


Blogmas Day 13: Christmas Time is Here...

Happiness and cheer!

It’s a wrap folks, I have COMPLETED my third semester in graduate school.


Yesterday, I was working on my 15 page seminar paper (15-25 but we all know that means 15). 149 more words


The Emergence of Consensus: A Primer

The origin of population-scale coordination has puzzled philosophers and scientists for centuries. Recently, game theory, evolutionary approaches and complex systems science have provided quantitative insights on the mechanisms of social consensus.

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