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Date of Publication: August 23
Year of Publication: 2022
Publication City: Washington, DC
Publisher: National Geographic
Author(s): Ilana Strauss
Superchickens, high school Model UN students, and retail have a surprising common denominator: what makes individuals “super” is also what makes them terrible.
Scientists discover a fascinating paradox: when they bred together super-productive, egg-laying hens, they found the chickens produced fewer eggs. We examine what went wrong with these so-called superchickens, and we look at human examples of this phenomenon—a high school Model UN team and a retail giant.
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