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Bees Understand Zero

Bees understand zero, according to articles in ScienceDaily and Nature News 7 June 2018 ABC News8 June 2018, and Science, 8 June 2018, doi: 10.1126/science.aar4975. Previous studies of bees have shown they can count up to four. Biologists at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia and University of Toulouse in France, have now shown that honeybees understand […]

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Problem Solving Kiwi Parrots

Problem solving Kiwi parrots reported in New Scientist 14 August 2010, p18 and Animal Cognition online doi: 10.1007/s10071-010-0342-9. Kea parrots are a New Zealand bird with a well-earned reputation as aggressive inquisitive thieves. A group of scientists led by Hiromitsu Miyata of Kyoto University trained Keas to obtain food by removing a metal rod from […]

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Bee Orientation Gene

Bee orientation gene found, according to ScienceDaily 29 May 2013. Before bees go out foraging for nectar they need to be able to orient themselves in the landscape and to the sun, and recognise landmarks, including the appearance of the hive. To do this they go on orientation flights close to the hive. Claudia Lutz […]

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