The argument that altruism in sterile ants which work for the benefit of their community can be explained by kin selection has been overturned by mathematical analysis by Martin Nowak, author of Evolutionary Dynamics, in a paper published in Nature. Instead, altruism turns out to be a thoroughly naturally selected affair. Read more here.
Climate change science is a knotty business. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's 2007 report is said to contain multiple errors which you can read about here at ScientificAmerican. The article addresses how best reviews of climate science can be organized.
CultureLab lists the Royal Society's best science books of 2009 and some more. Read more here.