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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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Boom & Bust in Ancient Farming Populations

1 October 2013

Published in the journal Nature Communications, the study is the first to show the existence of a ‘boom-and-bust’ pattern, with decreases in population size as great as 60 per cent following rapid initial population increases of up to three or four times previous levels.

UCL Press Release and further details about the study

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