Evolution of Sociality

The basis of evolution is to pass on traits that improve an individual's chance of survival and reproduction (fitness) to the next generation. An important example of one of these traits is social behaviour; how do individuals interact together to optimise their fitness? Sociality in nature can range from bees, where the majority of the … Continue reading Evolution of Sociality

Are Conferences Worthwhile?

In our age of global interconnectivity, is it still valuable to organise and attend scientific conferences? While international conferences each sap >$100k out of the research funding kitty, they foster a vital skill that can't be quantified in any currency. Essay by Jordan Pennells The very essence of scientific advancement is based on the progression … Continue reading Are Conferences Worthwhile?