Fresh teams are associated with original and multidisciplinary research.

  title={Fresh teams are associated with original and multidisciplinary research.},
  author={An Zeng and Ying Fan and Zengru Di and Yougui Wang and Shlomo Havlin},
  journal={Nature human behaviour},
Teamwork is one of the most prominent features in modern science. It is now well understood that team size is an important factor that affects the creativity of the team. However, the crucial question of how the character of research studies is related to the freshness of a team remains unclear. Here, we quantify the team freshness according to the absence of prior collaboration among team members. Our results suggest that papers produced by fresher teams are associated with greater originality… 
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