“Group selection, or the intense competition between groups helped develop the best angels of our nature,” says Edward O. Wilson. “Our ability to form alliances, show mercy, compassion, risking our lives for someone not related, the best qualities.”
Two dueling studies from the University of Massachusetts are fueling the national debate on defense cuts. One study shows Massachusetts will lose defense industry jobs, while another suggests we could better spend the savings to create even more jobs than might be lost.
A new initiative aims to train intellectually disabled teens in Boston Public Schools how to recognize and combat abuse.
We cover the Red Sox slump, consecutive sell outs at Fenway, former Red Sox manager Terry Francona staying away from the 100th, and Marlin’s manager Ozzie Guillen suspended for praising Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.
WBUR's Sacha Pfeiffer is co-hosting Radio Boston while Meghna Chakrabarti is on maternity leave.
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