The Yarn
The Yarn
Aug 31, 2022
Swarm Episode 6: Herd Mentality
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From ants to mice to locusts, we’ve looked at swarms of animals. Now we’re turning our attention to what happens when humans swarm. When our baser instincts take over, we can become irrational, even threatening. Especially en masse.  

In our three stories this week, we’ll hear from victims, onlookers, and even someone who was part of a menacing horde.

Reporting by Chloe Macmillan, Lishan Chen, and Ying Wei.

These stories were produced for the Science Gallery and were developed with mentors from All The Best.

The Yarn is produced at the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne.


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