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For this round of Ask a ScienceBlogger, the question is “Is sunshine good for you?” It’s a beautiful sunny day outside. And, of course, you’re stuck in the lab (or the office, classroom, or daily holding tank of your choice). Although you may thumb your nose at those who seem to have nothing better to…

Living successfully with other people demands sacrifice. From going out of your way to pick your little brother up from school to paying taxes toward government health care programs, there is an expectation in any society that its members will sacrifice some personal gain for the greater good. This cooperation, in turn, contributes to a…

Robert Trivers was the first to describe the theory of reciprocal altruism and Noam Chomsky is… well… Noam Chomsky is the man (not to be confused with The Man). What happens when you bring together in one room the evolutionary theorist who changed the way we think about cooperation and social interactions with the intellectual…