Researchers studied 1,000 animal species and found the one most likely to murder one of its own

Sep 29, 2016 - Quartz

If you think humans are a violent species, spare a thought for meerkats. A study on violence in more than 1,000 mammals has revealed that pretty much all of them are murderous, but meerkats are the most bloodthirsty of all.

Evolutionary biologists, led by José María Gómez from the University of Granada in Spain, conducted the study in order to understand human violence in an evolutionary context. They found that when Homo sapiens first came into existence, roughly one in 50 of us were k...