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Humans aren’t inherently selfish – we’re actually hardwired to work together

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Franzi/Shutterstock Steve Taylor, Leeds Beckett University There has long been a general assumption that human beings are essentially selfish. We’re apparently ruthless, with strong impulses to compete against each other for resources and to accumulate power and possessions. If we are kind to one another, it’s usually because we have ulterior motives. If we are good, it’s only because we …

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How racism and classism affect natural ecosystems

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Donatas Dabravolskas / shutterstock Jake M. Robinson, University of Sheffield Structural racism and classism could profoundly affect the existence of flora and fauna in our cities, according to a recent landmark publication in the academic journal Science. Urban ecosystems are made up of lots of complex interactions between social and natural systems. The result is a variety of environmental conditions …

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