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Anthropologists have unearthed a 100,000-year-old skeleton of a child in Israel who may have died because of a brain injury - the oldest evidence of brain damage in a modern human.
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Manipulation might be responsible for the evolutionary origins of some helpful or altruistic behaviour, a new study has revealed.
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Dogs caring for orphaned kittens or chimps sharing food are all examples of animal altruism.
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A sense of fairness and altruism is present in babies as young as 15 months; they can tell when a food item is being distributed equally or not.
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People of a lower class show more empathy, more prosocial behaviour and compassion to others than those who are richer.
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Female chimpanzees like to spontaneously help others rather than act selfishly, suggesting altruism may not be a uniquely human trait.
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Scientists claim that ‘altruism gene’ makes people more charitable.
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