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E.O. Wilson’s First Novel

From The New York Times:

BOOKS OF THE TIMES: Life Lessons, Taught by Insects

E. O. Wilson’s first novel — a tale of nature, the South and a young man’s struggle to save an ecosystem — suggests a parallel between ant and human societies.

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Evolutionary Biologist named VP for Science Education

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute today announced that Sean Carroll, an award-winning scientist, author, and educator, will become the Institute’s vice president for science education.

Carroll will be responsible for directing HHMI’s portfolio of science education activities when he succeeds Peter J. Bruns in September. Bruns, a geneticist and former Cornell University faculty member, announced his retirement last year after nine years in the post.

Individualistic Animals?

From The New York Times:

BASICS: Even Among Animals: Leaders, Followers and Schmoozers

Researchers are on the hunt for what makes an animal an individual.

Can Animals Be Gay?

From The New York Times:

Can Animals Be Gay?

The science of same-sex pairings in the wild.

The Next Big Thing in English

From The New York Times:

Next Big Thing in English: Knowing They Know That You Know

Some scholars are turning to M.R.I.’s and evolutionary theory to explore how and why people read fiction.

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The Evolution of Fairness

Picture by Viktor Koen

At the New York Times an article by John Tierney discusses the research of Joseph Henrich of  The University of British Columbia on the evolution of fairness and how his findings contribute to the field of economics.

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