Little Red Riding Hood gets an evolutionary makeover

A controversial digital analysis traces the origins of several well-known folktales

MY, WHAT BIG DATA YOU HAVE  A scholarly dispute has broken out over whether a new statistical analysis accurately portrays the evolution of folktales such as “Little Red Riding Hood.”

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