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2011-08-01 08:45:00

Research shows large-scale cooperation may have begun with fear of punishment By Bobbie Mixon, NSF "Cooperation and Punishment" sounds like it could be the title of a hit television program, especially when the bit about stealing cows is added. But instead it's the theoretical basis of new research that looks at how members of early human societies learned to work together in large groups. In a study supported by the National Science Foundation, Sarah Mathew and Robert Boyd, anthropologists...


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mundungus
  • A stinking tobacco.
  • Offal; waste animal product; organic matter unfit for consumption.
This word comes from the Spanish 'mondongo,' tripe, entrails.