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Competitive Groups Create Unexpected Synchronicity
2013-02-23 06:18:04

Jedidiah Becker for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A team of psychologists and brain researchers from Indiana University recently used a tweaked and slightly more complex version of rock-paper-scissors to help explore the kinds of competitive group dynamics that govern stock markets, political campaigns and fashion trends. The aim of the study was to understand what group dynamics look like in situations where the positive or negative outcome of a person´s own decision...

Rumors Say Facebook Planning To Launch 'Want' Button
2012-06-30 10:18:19

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online One developer claims to have uncovered evidence in Facebook's code showing that the popular social networking website could be considering adding a "Want" button. According to Salvador Rodriguez of the Los Angeles Times, the man, Tom Waddington, said that the code for the button appears in Facebook's Javascript SDK (software developer kit) as a tag reading "<fb:wants>". He also said that he has gotten the button to show...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
'Jument' ultimately comes from the Latin 'jugum,' yoke.
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