News tagged with social evolution

The ant queen's chemical crown

The defining feature of social insects is that societies contain queens, which specialise in laying eggs, as well as workers, which are mostly infertile but take care of the offspring and the nest. However, when the queen ...

dateJun 30, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Plotting and treachery in ant royal families

A team from the University of Copenhagen, led by postdoc Luke Holman of the Center for Social Evolution, describes in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, published on the 24 February 2010, that ant queens are much more devious ...

dateFeb 25, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Social dynamics of scientific collaborations

Society currently faces profound social and environmental challenges that must be met to secure a sustainable future for humanity. A major challenge in achieving this goal is discovering how best to synthesize important findings ...

dateFeb 18, 2013 in Social Sciences
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