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Competitive Generosity Drives Charitable Donations

Fri, 17 Apr 2015 12:09:46 +0000

Unconditional generosity is a characteristic of humans on which we pride ourselves, and billions of dollars is donated to hundreds of thousands of charitable organisations every year. But look at it from an evolutionary perspective, and this trait seems difficult to explain. In some situations, giving may have evolved to advertise positive characteristics of the […]

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GEE's Prof Mark Thomas co-authors genetic study on the origin of modern cows

16 April 2012

28 March 2012: Origin of Modern Cows Traced to Single Herd Professor Mark Thomas (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment) co-authors genetic study showing all modern domesticated cows are descended from a single herd of wild ox, which lived 10,500 years ago.

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