Wasp nests reveal the age of ancient Aboriginal rock art

The pigment in Gwion Gwion style rock art makes radiocarbon dating impossible. Instead, researchers used mud wasp nests to date the paintings.

U. Melbourne • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: art wasps indigenous-people featured society-and-culture

Paper wasps pass logic test that honey bees flunk

Paper wasps are capable of what was a hallmark of human deductive powers: If A is greater than B, and B is greater than C, then A is greater than C.

Jim Erickson-Michigan • futurity
May 13, 2019 ~6 min

Tags: insects intelligence wasps science-and-technology

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