If individuals compete, and those winning the conflict leave more copies of their genes, what place is there for cooperation? Cooperation is important in the evolution of groups, and is responsible for the great ecological success of social insects.
Understanding how conflict is controlled so that cooperation can occur may explain the organization of genes on chromosomes, eukaryotic cells, multicellularity, and superorganisms like social insect colonies.
Understanding Climate's Influence on Human Evolution (2010) Climate and fossil records suggest that some events in human evolution -- such as the evolution of new species or movements out of Africa -- coincided with substantial changes in African and Eurasian climate.
This raises the intriguing possibility that environmental factors affected or controlled our species' evolution.
Yet today, more than a century and a half after Charles Darwin proposed the idea of evolution through natural selection, the topic is often relegated to a handful of chapters in textbooks and a few class sessions in introductory biology courses, if covered at all.
In recent years, a movement has been gaining momentum that is aimed at radically changing this situation.
Each installment explores evolutionary perspectives on a particular biological topic that is scientifically intriguing but also has special relevance to contemporary societal issues or challenges. Sackler Colloquium "Brain and Behavior," which was sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences on January 20-21, 2012, at the Academy's Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, CA.
It is the sixth in a series of Colloquia under the general title "In the Light of Evolution." Specifically, In Light of Evolution: Brain and Behavior focuses on the field of evolutionary neuroscience that now includes a vast array of different approaches, data types, and species.
A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the field.
The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. Thinking Evolutionarily: Evolution Education Across the Life Sciences: Summary of a Convocation Evolution is the central unifying theme of biology.