Cheating favors extinction…scientific proof of the obvious

Sacharomyces cerevisiae cells in DIC microscopy. Image: Wikipedia.

This was the case when the environment was benign. But when those stable populations were suddenly exposed to a harsh environment, all of the pure co-operator populations survived, while just one of six mixed populations adapted to the fast deterioration in conditions, the researchers found.

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Proving once more that scum proliferate in the good times and cause catastrophic collapse when the good times end…so it is with yeast so it was with Rome….

Not sure this is a ‘happy’ ending but it’s interesting.

Image: Don DeBold/Flickr

Apparently cliff swallows are selecting for car avoidance, at It would be good if squirrels, chipmunks and raccoons would either get quicker or smarter as well.