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3 ways evolution can help your business

Evolution has shaped the way you are. Your instincts may stop you acting in your best interests. Yesterday’s post explained why women are attracted to bad boys. It is because, while it may not be the best thing for the … Continue reading

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Co-operation in bacteria

Co-operation is a key area studied in game theory. The Battle of the Sexes, Stag Hunt and Prisoner’s Dilemma games all study co-operation in different ways. One fascinating example of co-operation occurs in nature with the bacteria Vibrio Fischeri. This … Continue reading

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Sex, beetles and barbed penises

The male seed beetle is equipped with a barbed penis, so that once he has found a mate she cannot escape from his clutches. Unfortunately, whilst a barbed penis may be good for the male it isn’t a lot of … Continue reading

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