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Oldest evidence of human brain damage found

Last Updated: Saturday, July 26, 2014, 15:10

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.

Altruism may have origins in manipulation

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 20, 2013, 15:46

Manipulation might be responsible for the evolutionary origins of some helpful or altruistic behaviour, a new study has revealed.

Plants are altruistic too

Last Updated: Saturday, February 02, 2013, 19:30

Dogs caring for orphaned kittens or chimps sharing food are all examples of animal altruism.

Babies as young as 15 months have a sense of fairness, altruism

Last Updated: Monday, October 10, 2011, 09:13

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.

Rich really poor in generosity, empathy and altruism

Last Updated: Friday, August 12, 2011, 12:16

People of a lower class show more empathy, more prosocial behaviour and compassion to others than those who are richer.

Chimps like to help others: Study

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 09, 2011, 21:23

Female chimpanzees like to spontaneously help others rather than act selfishly, suggesting altruism may not be a uniquely human trait.

‘Altruism gene’ that makes you more charitable: Scientists

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 09, 2010, 10:40

Scientists claim that ‘altruism gene’ makes people more charitable.