Nature Blog Network Future Earth: What firstborns always secretly knew

Saturday, 15 March 2008

What firstborns always secretly knew

Research just published by Keith Sockman -

shows that firstborns do not get it all their own way, at least not if you are a Lincoln's sparrow. Exposing those first eggs to a touch of neglect seems to increase the chances of survival for the whole brood and therefore the different types of talents they represent.

What a rich seam of speculation within this finding... what do you think, human firstborns?

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