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Cheating and co-operation: two sides of the same evolutionary coin

Primate communities with high levels of co-operation will contain a large proportion of cheaters.

Research by scientists in Dublin and Edinburgh found that the evolution of co-operation in groups was shortly followed by deception.

Cheats who covered up their deception, or small workload, were still able to enjoy the benefits created by their harder working counterparts.

Read more at Trinity College Dublin / University of Edinburgh