How did insect societies come to be? Sabbatarian Jim Hunt weighs in for The New York Times

Why do some animals help their relatives raise kids, rather than raise kids of their own? The question continues to spark debate. Sabbatical scholar Jim Hunt hopes to move the debate toward resolution during a meeting he is organizing at NESCent this October on the evolution of insect sociality. Read more about the latest research on the question in the August 30th issue of The New York Times:

Zimmer, C. 2010. Scientists square off on evolutionary value of helping relatives. The New York Times..

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