What goes into all for one and one for all?
Where do the cooperative skills that hold together human societies come from and why don't our selfish instincts overwhelm them? Evolutionary game theory suggests that empathy is a crucial contributor.
For the few cases that go awry, the main problems are pre-existing medical conditions and escape attempts.
Corbyn has a big demand and a big ambition.
Corbyn says he won't talk to the prime minister until she takes no-deal Brexit off the table. But will his gamble deliver the election he wants?
Presidents have traditionally given Oval Office addresses during only the gravest of crises.
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We asked experts on ethics, constitutional law and European political history to analyze Trump's Oval Office address. Here's what they heard in his speech about 'crisis' at the US-Mexico border.
Theresa May could game Conservative MPs by placing them into a 'prisoner's dilemma'.
A cleverly-designed auction can make sure strata-titled apartment blocks are only sold when all of the owners are happy.
It's not fair to evict people against their will. On the other hand, one holdout shouldn't be able to derail the sale of an entire strata-titled apartment block. Now an international team has come up with an ingenious solution.
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Banning travel might not always be the best way to respond to a disease outbreak.
A new study shows how even having a few intelligent people in a group can benefit others.
A person, pictured here, donating blood. Blood shortages occur often in the U.S.
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The US is once again experiencing a shortage of blood, a difficult commodity to ship because it is perishable and time-sensitive. Here's how game theory could help solve the problem.
Economics has led to an explosion in three point shooting in the NBA.
Why are NBA players taking more three pointers, baseball pitchers throwing slower, and soccer player salaries skyrocketing? It all comes down to the economics of sport.
The clock is ticking on Brexit negotiations.
A 'no deal is a good deal' strategy needs to be carefully executed.
How do people make complex decisions?
Watching how people play a game against a computer opponent can help identify how humans use – or don't use – game theory principles to make decisions.
Deleon Gambel, 14, fights the current from the overflow of Buffalo Bayou as he makes his way through floodwaters from Tropical Storm Harvey while checking on neighbors in his apartment complex in Houston, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017.
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The number of natural disasters around the world has doubled since 1980, raising serious questions about how to respond. Here's how game theory could help.
Put a lamb on an island of lions and they'll eat it – or will they?
Janet Yellen says another financial crisis is unlikely in our lifetimes.
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Why does the Chair of the Federal Reserve believe there won't be another financial crisis in our lifetimes?
When it comes to difficult negotiations, weakness is strength and strength weakness.
An unverified photo of the ballistic rocket test-fired on May 30 released by North Korea’s Korean Central News Agency.
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Game theory applies to conflict and cooperation within competitive situations.
In this month's episode of The Anthill, we are playing games – computer games, grammar games and real life games, too.
Five principles of bargaining to help you understand what's going on in the Brexit negotiations.
Can an algorithm explain itself?
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A European Union law will require human-understandable explanations for algorithms' decisions. A team of researchers has found a way to provide that, even for complex calculations.