Unfairness alone is upsetting enough to drive people to punish lucky recipients of unfair outcomes.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: morality psychology inequality competition motivation behavioral-economics evolutionary-psychology psychology-research fairness morals punishment justice deterrence stealing moral-outrage theft inequity social-inequity
With colleges expanding competitive gaming, also known as esports, a new study looks at how women are being left out of the top tier.
Sept. 14, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: gender competition gaming society-and-culture college-students
Grazers like zebra and wildebeest in the African Serengeti are more likely to share space and food with each other if lions hang out nearby.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: food competition science-and-technology predators
Nature and nurture both contribute to gender inequality in leadership – but that doesn't mean patriarchy is forever
Recognizing the influence of evolution on behavior and gender norms suggests ways to reduce gender inequality in leadership in the real world.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: anthropology gender gender-inequality leadership human-evolutionary-biology social-norms competition gender-roles evolutionary-biology competitiveness patriarchy gender-norms womens-leadership
Nine biology alumni had just three minutes and one slide to awe the audience and judges.
May 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: chemistry biology research school-of-science alumniae special-events-and-guest-speakers academic-contests-and-competitions
Brothers Hassaan Ebrahim, a student at Harvard Kennedy School, and Senan, a third-year Harvard Medical School student, founded Hikma Health, a nonprofit that builds software for organizations providing health care to refugee populations.
May 1, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus health-medicine harvard-business-school-new-venture-competition-in-2019 hassaan-ebrahim hikma-health senan-ebrahim
"We humans have only recently begun to exploit nature's CRISPR-Cas systems, but as it turns out, we are not the first."
March 25, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: bacteria antibiotics drug-resistance genetic-engineering competition parasites science-and-technology immune-systems
Millions of Americans feed wild birds, especially in winter and spring. Studies show that this can influence birds' health and behavior in surprising ways.
March 2, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: biodiversity birds ecology citizen-science wildlife wildlife-conservation ornithology competition bird-feeding wildlife-biology
Competition between species and predation aren't the drivers behind adaptation that scientists might've thought, new research indicates.
Feb. 25, 2020 • ~2 min
Tags: evolution competition science-and-technology predators
Listen to this podcast to hear an economist explain how big tech companies like Facebook, Google, and Amazon are threatening capitalism.
Jan. 15, 2020 • ~2 min
Tags: business economics google facebook united-states competition featured society-and-culture
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