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Sociobiology

[Revised entry by Catherine Driscoll on January 16, 2018. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] The term 'sociobiology' was introduced in E. O. Wilson's Sociobiology: The New Synthesis (1975) as the "systematic study of the biological basis of all social behavior" (Wilson, 1975, 4). Wilson seems to intend "the biological basis of behavior" to refer to the social and ecological causes driving the evolution of behavior in animal populations, rather than the neurological or psychological causes of...
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Cambodian court delays bail decision on James Ricketson, returns him to jail

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 7 min ago
Support for Mr Ricketson is growing in Australia where thousands of people have signed a petition calling for his release.
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Replacement for sacked Canberra radio presenter Frank Vincent still not clear

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 8 min ago
The morning after Canberra radio presenter Frank Vincent was sacked over allegations of sexual harassment, the chair at 2CA's breakfast program was filled by Marc McCreadie.
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Heroic firefighter's lifesaving catch captured on video

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 14 min ago
Incredible footage has emerged of a firefighter catching a child tossed from a burning building in Georgia.
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Monster crocodile steals an angler's fish

Daily Mail - 3 hours 21 min ago
Luke Robertson was at Cahills Crossing in the Northern Territory - a notorious crocodile-infested waterway - when he decided to go for a fish.
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New app lets you see free Wi-Fi through your camera

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 21 min ago
A new app promises to connect phones to free Wi-Fi in two clicks, with users able to spot hotspots in augmented reality through their smartphone's camera.
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'Indian Army needs to tone down harsh words'

Times of India - 3 hours 30 min ago
The Indian Army "needs to tone down (its) hawkish rhetoric" and India "is diplomatically immature" said a Chinese state media editorial today referring to General Bipin Rawat's recent comments that appeared to challenge China and Pakistan.
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Bayeux Tapestry to be displayed in UK for the first time

BBC News - 3 hours 35 min ago
President Macron is understood to have agreed to let it leave France for first time in 950 years.
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World's tallest tower under way

CNN - 3 hours 38 min ago
These are the images that show what will soon be known as the world's next tallest building rising from the desert. When the 3,280-feet-tall (1,000-meter-tall) Jeddah Tower, in Saudi Arabia, opens in 2020, it will knock Dubai's iconic Burj Khalifa off its throne as the tallest skyscraper in the world by 236 feet (72 meters). Construction of the landmark is estimated to cost $1.4 billion.
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Can this bike project bring tourists back to Fukushima?

CNN - 3 hours 40 min ago
It's been over six years since the northeast coast of Japan's Honshu island was hit by a devastating earthquake, leading to a deadly tsunami and nuclear disaster.
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Sydney Festival daily highlight - Friday January 19

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 43 min ago
Sea Sick offers a sobering look into our oceans.
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'Simply outrageous': Train strike could cost Sydney economy $100m

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 45 min ago
The Sydney Business Chamber said the rail union has picked the day for "maximum disruption".
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Vulnerable witnesses 'denied help to give evidence'

BBC News - 3 hours 46 min ago
The support system is 'struggling to cope' due to staff shortages, the victims' commissioner warns.
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Police wrap up Rockhampton funeral fraud investigation

Sydney Morning Herald - 3 hours 58 min ago
Investigators found no evidence of fraud following "extensive inquiries".
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Australian Open: Record-breaking fifteen-year-old Marta Kostyuk into third round

Sydney Morning Herald - 4 hours 2 min ago
Ukrainian qualifier Marta Kostyuk has become the first 15-year-old since 2005 to reach the third round of the Australian Open after rolling Australian wildcard entry Olivia Rogowska in straight sets.
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2 Koreas talk about Olympic cooperation ahead of IOC meeting

ABC (USA) - 4 hours 4 min ago
The two Koreas are meeting again to discuss North Korean participation in next month's Winter Olympics in South Korea

First-home buyer representation hits five-year high in latest ABS lending data

Sydney Morning Herald - 4 hours 6 min ago
Experts are calling 2018 the year of the first-home-buyer comeback.
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Cottesloe byelection: WA Labor will not field candidate

Sydney Morning Herald - 4 hours 9 min ago
In a statement released on Wednesday morning, State secretary Patrick Gorman conceded the party could not win the safe Liberal seat.
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Singer Seal under investigation over 'sexual battery' allegation

Sydney Morning Herald - 4 hours 10 min ago
The former Voice judge is under investigation for sexual battery in Los Angeles after a woman made accusations against him, police confirmed.
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