The Science of Swarms, Flocks, Herds, Hives, Brains and Tumours

I was interviewed on NPR’s Talk of the Nation show about the amazing science of collective behaviour, which I wrote about for Wired a few months back. If you’ve got a spare 16 minutes, have a listen.

PS. I don’t know why headline writers insist on talking about “predicting the future”, something that my piece never actually talks about or promises.

PPS. Apologies to the caller, whose question on electric grids I completely failed to answer. My knowledge of such grids effectively amounts to “the wall magic that makes my computer work”.