Monday, 17 March 2014
quote [ We often think of playing fair as an altru?istic behavior. We're sac?ri?ficing our own poten?tial gain to give others what they deserve. What could be more self?less than that? But new research sug?gests another, darker origin behind the kindly act of fairness. An expert in the evolution of spite has investigated possible explanations for fair behavior that hadn't been considered before. ]
An interesting game-theory look at fair play and spite.
A hodge-podge of links in the extended.
Spider monkey society is sexually segregated
Male spider monkeys are so annoying that it pays off for female spider monkeys to stay away from them for the most part.
Forests Around Chernobyl Aren?t Decaying Properly
The creepy crawlies and allies don't like radiation much more than we do. Perhaps there will be an abundance of fossilised trees in the future.
100 serial rapists identified after rape kits from Detroit Crime Lab are finally processed
This seems extremely odd. This is a lot of samples.
Nasa-funded study: industrial civilisation headed for 'irreversible collapse'?
Not much of a surprise, but it is interesting to model which factors contribute to these sort of outcomes.
Drowning in Light
I find lights which adjust themselves to my presence always slightly creepy. But I suppose that is partially because I would prefer them to stay off.
Spiderwebs don?t work as well in cities
Would Spiderman therefore be way more awesome out of the city?
seneschal said @ 11:04pm GMT on 17th Mar
mechanical contrivance said @ 11:27pm GMT on 17th Mar
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robotroadkill said @ 12:31am GMT on 18th Mar
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