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Why do we give without expecting anything in return? Research into a Silicon Valley business accelerator program shows bonding rituals play a big role. (Shutterstock)

A study of entrepreneurs explains why we sometimes give without receiving

New research on giving in a business setting could offer insights into human interactions and critical lessons for organizations looking to build a more collaborative culture.
Instead of asking how universities might benefit from shifting courses online permanently, we ought to ask how students might suffer from fewer opportunities for lived experience and practice. (Shutterstock)

The problem with online learning? It doesn’t teach people to think

We ought to worry that the pandemic has made it even easier to reduce teaching to disseminating knowledge.
The settlement of Old Fadama has reinvented itself Wikimedia Commons

How Accra tackled complex challenges in an urban slum

In cross-sector collaboration, communities and citizens articulate their needs and then partner with governments and NGOs to address these self-identified problems.
People high on psychopathic personality traits, such as fearlessness and impulsiveness, often refuse to find common ground. from www.shutterstock.com

Why too many fearless people on a team make collaboration less likely

Some people are better team players than others, but people with goal-oriented and manipulative personality traits can undermine collaborative efforts and affect the team outcome.
Global collaborations between the political and educational sectors aim to address the challenges faced by women scientists. Shutterstock

Global collaborations are changing conditions for women in STEM

Academic partnerships with diplomats, industry leaders and others, can provide a comprehensive approach to addressing the challenges faced by women in STEM.
A police officer stands guard over the global elites who decided to make the trek to Davos this year. AP Photo/Markus Schreiber

Why the Davos elites are still relevant

The high-profile absence of several world leaders including Trump from the World Economic Forum has led some to suggest its influence is in decline. A philosopher who has seen Davos up close disagrees.
Making the most of human-robot collaborations will require good teamwork. WeStudio/Shutterstock.com

5 ways to help robots work together with people

Years of research into how humans work best together yield lessons useful for designing robots to interact with people.

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