Birds Do It. Bats Do It.

"The role of unbridled violence in evolution has been greatly overestimated. When we see animals like elephant seals fighting with each other—as we do in lots of nature documentaries—we’re really seeing only a very small sliver of time. Much more of the time they’re accommodating each other and respecting where the boundaries are—and that’s cooperation. There is a tremendous amount of cooperation in nature.” - Danny Grunbaum, University of Washington.

New research shows how cooperation prevails across the animal kingdom, report Alex Dixon and Jeremy Adam Smith. What can humans learn from other species?...