What Can Bees Teach Us About Gang Warfare? | Smithsonian Magazine

Using Lotka-Volterra equations, usually applied to the territorial behaviour of rival groups of bees or other animals, The LAPD is gaining insight into the behaviour of LA’s gangs.

“It’s surprising for many people, because we have an overinflated sense of uniqueness as a species, but millions of years of evolution have created similar solutions to common problems, regardless of what species you’re talking about.”