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2011-03-09 16:25:42

A polite act shows respect. But a new study of a common etiquette—holding a door for someone—suggests that courtesy may have a more practical, though unconscious, shared motivation: to reduce the work for those involved.

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2010-11-17 10:21:28

NSF-supported researchers use digital evolution techniques to examine theories about the evolution of altruism.

2010-09-21 21:40:49

Using digital evolution techniques that give scientists the ability to watch evolution in action, Michigan State University researchers have shed new light on what it is that makes species altruistic.

2010-08-24 12:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 /PRNewswire/ -- A new research study was released Tuesday that may change the way many nonprofits approach their fundraising budgets.

2010-02-04 23:30:09

Male homosexuality doesn’t make complete sense from an evolutionary point of view.

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2009-12-09 09:45:00

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish.

2009-11-11 17:23:48

Ability of jewelweed to recognize 'relatives' from 'strangers' helps shift resources for growth.

2009-10-12 15:25:00

Culture is more important than genes to altruistic behavior in large-scale societies.

2009-09-06 23:08:24

Altruism costs time and energy, if not money, with no promise of payback, but humans seem to be hard-wired to be helpful, German researchers said. Harriet Over and Malinda Carpenter of the Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germany, found that priming infants with subtle cues to affiliation increases their tendency to be helpful. The researchers showed a large group of 18-month-old toddlers photographs of household objects, such as a teapot or a shoe.

2009-07-09 08:13:25

It's not just good manners to wait your turn – it's actually down to evolution, according to new research by University of Leicester psychologists.


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