From Hilbert Space to Dilbert Space

Previous Entry Share Next Entry
The Price of Power
hourglass nebula, eye
Being the Big Baboon on Campus is a Stressful Business

In the hardscrabble world of a baboon troop, being the alpha male has its perks: power, food, ample opportunities to woo the ladies. But all that status brings with it a great deal of stress, a new study shows, as the alpha male constantly scrambles to stay atop the social pyramid. The life of a second-in-command beta male — somewhat fewer perks but, the researchers found, a whole lot less stress — is starting to sound like the better deal.


Log in

No account? Create an account