Tag: "selfish" at biology news
What comes first…the chicken, the egg, or the bad attitude?
...eir own bodies. "They like to be a little bit more selfish
with their nutrients, and continue growing," said ...ndency of that bird to either be generous or to be selfish
with its nutrients." Channelling food into body-building results in lower egg production, chick pro...
Helping in a selfish world
...n has designed individuals to behave selfishishly; selfish
individuals are likely to end up with more resources and therefore more offspring. But many species (including humans, some rock musicians, politicians, and everyday citizens among them) do co-operate. Traditionally, scientists have explained the ev...
Survival of the selfless - scientists find cheats don't always prosper
...organism type would be one that can switch between selfish
and efficient metabolism. Dr MacLean adds: "While microbes are obviously not capable of rational thought, they can change their behaviour rapidly in response to simple environmental cues. The possibility that one type could become both a cheater and...
Nice guys do finish first in lizards' evolutionary race
... some organisms cooperate when it seems like being selfish
should be the best strategy?" Turns out, it's all in the genes. For two decades, Barry Sinervo from the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at University of California ?Santa Cruz (the study's lead author) has been studying side-blotche...
US control strategies may make flu epidemics worse, UCLA study shows
...sed in economics to predict how non-communicating, selfish
individuals reach a collective behavior with respect to a common dilemma by adapting to what they think are other people's decisions. The group modeled each individual's strategy for making yearly vaccination decisions as an adaptive process of trial...