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Alberto Micheletti

Alberto Micheletti

PhD Candidate in Evolutionary Biology, University of St Andrews
I am a PhD Candidate in the School of Biology, University of St Andrews, Scotland.

I develop novel theory and apply existing modelling frameworks to investigate the evolutionary-ecological factors driving warfare and other forms of competition between human groups and their role in the evolution of cooperation and complex societies.

I identify which stable strategies result as outcomes of conflicts of interest over social behaviours between parties at the same and at different levels of the biological hierarchy (genes, individuals, groups), with particular attention to the role of epigenetic mechanisms, such as genomic imprinting and cultural transmission.

I work together with my supervisors, Prof. Andy Gardner & Prof. Graeme Ruxton.

Celibacy: its surprising evolutionary advantages – new research

Jun 23, 2022 16:20 pm UTC| Insights & Views Life

Why would someone join an institution that removed the option of family life and required them to be celibate? Reproduction, after all, is at the very heart of the evolution that shaped us. Yet many religious institutions...

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Economy

Nestlé to launch plant-based Toll House chocolate chips, vegan foie gras and eggs

Nestlé revealed its plans to launch the plant-based version of its Toll House chocolate chip morsels. The Swiss food and beverage manufacturing company said that its vegan choco chips would come with more innovative...

Shinsegae International wins sales rights to sell Italy’s Davines products in South Korea

Shinsegae International is bringing the Italian haircare brand, Davines to South Korea. Through a sales right deal, the online shopping platform and leading local fashion retail firm will be selling Davines products to its...

Microsoft aims to bring ‘Call of Duty’ to PlayStation by offering 10-year deal to Sony; Nintendo agreed to the same offer

Microsoft is trying to bring Call of Duty to PlayStation if its acquisition deal with Activision Blizzard pushes through. It was reported that the Redmond, Washington-based tech firm offered a 10-year contract to make the...

마이크로소프트, 美 연방거래위원회 만나 '액티비전 블리자드' 인수 건 논의

원본 기사 : Microsoft to meet with FTC commissioners regarding Activision Blizzard acquisition, report says 마이크로소프트가 액티비전 블리자드 인수 건을 논의하기 위해 연방거래위원회(FTC) 위원들과 회동할 예정이다. 6일...

Korea’s CJ Foodville expands bakery business in US, to build a bread factory and launch more Tous Les Jours branches

CJ Foodville Corp., the food and food service subsidiary of the CJ Group, is expanding its bakery business in the United States. The company also owns the bakery franchise Tous Les Jours which is the second-largest bakery...

Politics

Afghanistan: Taliban execute man accused of murder

The Taliban administration in Afghanistan has executed a man who was accused of murder in western Afghanistan. This marks the first time the insurgent group carried out an execution since retaking control of the country...

North Korea to convene parliament on January 17

North Korea is set to convene its rubber-stamp parliament in January, according to the countrys state media outlet. The parliament is set to discuss the governments budget, among other key issues. North Korean state...

Russia-Ukraine war: Suspicious packages sent to Ukrainian embassies came from Germany, says Ukraine FM

Ukraines foreign minister said some suspicious packages that were sent to Ukrainian embassies all came from a German address. The countrys top diplomat noted that the parcels were sent from post offices that had no video...

EU, Western Balkans hold summit as bloc reassures region of future membership

The leaders of the European Union and the Western Balkans countries convened in Albania for its summit. The meeting aims to assure the leaders of the Western Balkan nations of having a future in the bloc as fears remain...

Science

S. Korean scientists detect antibiotic material in spider venom using AI

South Korean scientists have developed an artificial intelligence (AI)-based peptide detection model that can predict the antibiotic functionality of peptides antibiotic for hay bacillus, colon bacillus, staphylococcus...

Scientists test mRNA technology for universal flu vaccine

An experimental vaccine was found to potentially open a pathway to a universal flu shot that might help prevent future pandemics, according to a US study. In initial tests in mice and ferrets, the two-dos vaccine...

Unilever explores the use of “cow-free” ingredients for ice creams

Unilever has begun looking at utilizing precision fermentation technology to create cow-free dairy products or use them within its ice cream portfolio A spokesperson for Unilever said that the companys RD team is in...

S. Korean researchers develop wearable OLED that can cure jaundice in infants

Researchers from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) have developed a wearable green organic light-emitting diode (OLED) with a 470-nanometer (nm) wavelength that can cure jaundice in...

How satellites, radar and drones are tracking meteorites and aiding Earth's asteroid defence

On July 31 2013 a constellation of US defence satellites saw a streak of light over South Australia as a rock from outer space burned through Earths atmosphere on its way to crash into the ground below. The impact...

Technology

OnePlus 11 design, specs: ‘Official’ images reportedly confirm leaked renders; company to drop ‘Pro’ branding

With the OnePlus 11 generation expected to release soon, a new report surfaced claiming to have an official image that shows some significant design changes in the works. The company is also expected to implement a few...

‘Elden Ring’ free Colosseum update adds new arenas, new PvP modes, and balance adjustments

Elden Ring players will have plenty of new things to do in The Lands Between, thanks to the release of the new Colosseum update. Developer FromSoftware introduced new PvP modes that will be played in new arenas all...

Xbox games: ‘Starfield’ and other upcoming first-party titles will be more expensive starting in 2023

Xboxs parent company Microsoft confirmed a looming price hike for upcoming first-party games. Starfield, along with other yet-to-be-released titles for Xbox Series X/S, will cost more starting next year. Microsoft...

Microsoft to meet with FTC commissioners regarding Activision Blizzard acquisition, report says

Microsoft president Brad Smith will reportedly meet with Democratic commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday to further discuss the companys proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard. This follows...

‘Cyberpunk 2077’ multiplayer: CD Projekt Red confirms it was shelved due to the game’s tumultuous launch

CD Projekt Red said years ago that Cyberpunk 2077 would have online multiplayer gameplay, which later became a planned standalone title. However, the developer has now confirmed it had to drastically change its plans...
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