April 25, 2012

I Just Called... to Ask About My Grandkids

The Economist, The Economist


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WHEN Stevie Wonder crooned “I just called to say ‘I love you’,” he was bang on when it comes to men and women in their sexual prime. Were the ballad sung by a post-menopausal matron, though, the person at the other end of the line would probably be her daughter—and the conversation would revolve around grandchildren. That, at least, is the picture which emerges from a study published in Scientific Reports by Robin Dunbar, of Oxford University, and his colleagues.

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