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 | Feb. 14, 2020 | futurity
~3 mins   

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

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 | May 13, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology insects intelligence wasps

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