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How did bird babysitting co-ops evolve?

The common understanding of evolution is that it is a battle for survival: one must either "scrunch or be scrunched," as Nicodemus Boffin, the Dickens' character, famously says.

dateJun 21, 2017 in Evolution
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A 'guilt trip' is the road to cooperation

A new study has found that feeling guilty has a positive effect on our behaviour and leads to better cooperation - a discovery that could help people better manage everything from dog mess and energy bills to climate change.

dateMay 11, 2017 in Social Sciences
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Evolution of cooperation through longer memory

When we make a decision about whether or not to cooperate with someone, we usually base our decision on past experiences—how has this person behaved in the past?—and on future reciprocity—will they return the favor?—and ...

dateApr 19, 2017 in Social Sciences
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Fish cooperate for selfish reasons

Why do animals help raise offspring that aren't their own? A new study by an international team of researchers from Sweden, Canada and the UK shows that fish cooperate to raise another fish's offspring to reduce their own ...

dateApr 19, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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