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Four Reasons to Serve the Hive

“We are the Borg. We will add your biological and technological distinctiveness to our own. Your culture will adapt to service us. Resistance is futile.” (The Borg, Star Trek TNG) The Hive wants YOU! Give up your pathetic notions of self-importance and join something greater. There will be no fear. There will be no unmet […]

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Rituals to Remember?

The following is description of a manuscript in the final stages of drafting prior to submission. Rohan invites you to read the following, and consider attending to the preprint in order to help improve the research with constructive feedback. [Editor’s note: The study Rohan describes in this article has since been published in Cognition, and […]

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Moving Forwards by Tweaks and Bounds

Elena spoke to Cultured Scene about the first paper from her PhD, which is currently under review. [Editor’s note: The paper discussed in this interview has since been published in Nature Communications and can be read here] The paper Cultured Scene: Tell us about your paper –what are the key findings? Elena Miu: This is […]

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Pulling Strings and the State of Bumblebee Culture

Sylvain Alem and his colleagues trained bumblebees to manipulate a feeder by pulling small strings 1. Observer bees quickly picked up this behaviour and soon performed it themselves. Here, we talk about the “absurdity” of this observation and what it can tell us about cultural evolution. Cultured Scene: Lars Chittka, the senior author on your […]

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Summer Workshop 2018

21st-22nd June 2018 University of St Andrews (UK) It is time for our Society’s second annual workshop. Following a successful first edition, held in Manchester in 2017, we invite you now to a two-day multi-disciplinary workshop at the University of St Andrews, UK. This year’s workshop aims to reflect on the current state of the field […]

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Cultured Scene: Our All New Magazine

May I introduce the latest issue of our Society’s magazine. What is it for and what kind of articles and topics can you expect in this and the upcoming issues? Early on in your career you have one hundred and one questions. What does it mean being a scientist? How do others handle obstacles? Where […]

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Ready, Steady, Spring

The snow is slowly melting, the sun is shining longer, and nature is returning from hibernation. The signs are clear: only three months to our second annual workshop. This year, we are going to meet at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, where an exciting program awaits you. But let us start at the beginning, […]

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