Collaboration encourages equal sharing in children but not in chimpanzees
Children as young as three years of age share toy rewards equally with a peer, but only when both collaborated in order to gain them.
One bite can destroy a reputation, even if you are a fish
(PhysOrg.com) -- Misbehaving in front of others can ruin your reputation even if you are a fish, according to an international study that has shown for the first time an audience can influence levels of cooperation ...
Cool-season grasses more profitable than warm-season grasses
Access to swine effluent or waste water can help a producer grow more grass. But a Texas AgriLife Researcher says the grass is "greener" economically if it is a cool-season rather than a warm-season variety.
The seasonal potato: Recalculation of the Potsdam geoid shows time-dependent variation of gravity
The "Potsdam Gravity potato", as this representation of terrestrial gravity has become known, can for the first time display gravity variations that change with time. The seasonal fluctuations of the water ...
Analyzing agroforestry management
The evaluation of both nutrient and non-nutrient resource interactions provides information needed to sustainably manage agroforestry systems. Improved diagnosis of appropriate nutrient usage will help increase yields and ...
South Korea tops digital literacy rankings
Young South Koreans, and girls, learn the best from computers and the Internet according to a survey of 15 year-olds in 19 countries, the OECD said on Tuesday.
Key regulators for biofilm development discovered
They can be found everywhere -- organized communities of bacteria sticking to surfaces both inside and outside the body. These biofilms are responsible for some of the most virulent, antibiotic-resistant infections in humans; ...
Manakins, birds of tropical forests, cooperate for common goal
(PhysOrg.com) -- Leks, they're called, gatherings of males of certain animal species for competitive mating displays. But not every lek's members are competitors, scientists have learned. Some--birds called ...
OECD chief says nuclear energy still important
Nuclear power is still a viable source of global energy despite the crisis in Japan, the OECD chief said Monday.
Superconductivity's third side unmasked
The debate over the mechanism that causes superconductivity in a class of materials called the pnictides has been settled by a research team from Japan and China. Superconductivity was discovered in the pnictides ...
Study of East African group suggests punishment could sustain large-scale cooperation among strangers
Global research chief sees rice boom in Africa
Subsaharan Africa could double or triple rice yields and one day even export to Asia where urban sprawl and rising sea levels threaten paddies, a global research chief said Monday.
Shame and honor increase cooperation
Honour and shame work equally well in encouraging social cooperation, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Germany's Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology.
'Policing' stops cheaters from dominating groups of cooperative bacteria
For cooperation to persist in the often violently competitive realm of bacteria, cheaters must be kept in line.