Posts tagged "research"

Tipping Point for the Spread of Ideas

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have found that when just 10 percent of the population holds an unshakable belief, their belief will always be adopted by the majority of the society. The scientists, who are members of the Social Cognitive Networks Academic Research Center (SCNARC) at Rensselaer, used computational and analytical methods to discover the...

Farm gate to plate

Adding to the heated food miles debate of recent years, AgResearch have completed a major study detailing the carbon equivalents released by New Zealand lamb exported to Europe. The report builds on work done by Landcare Research and Lincoln University’s Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit (AERU) in 2006, by comprehensively measuring the carbon footprint of...