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A recent study by Sergey Gavrilets, associate director for scientific activities at the National Institute for Mathematical Biological Synthesis (NIMBioS), points to the urge to band together to stand up to bullies as a key to humanity’s success as a species. In the study, Gavrilets uses mathematical models to investigate why humans exhibit strong egalitarian, or socially equal, behaviors. Published Monday in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Gavrilets’s work has been covered by local, national, and international media.

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