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Which Came First, Social Dominance or Big Brains? Wasps May Tell

March 11, 2008

nest of paper wasp A study of a tropical wasp suggests that the brainpower required to be dominant drives brain capacity, supporting the idea that bigger brains are better. Full Story

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