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Bees don’t just buzz around and make honey; they also do math problems in their free time that would stump the average 4-year-old
Last year, a group of researchers in Australia reported that bees understand the concept of “zero.” Now, a new study by the same group suggests that the insects can also do basic addition and subtraction. The team reported its findings today (Feb. 6) in the journal Science Advances.
A couple of decades ago, scientists thought that such higher-level processing was limited to human and some other primate brains. But then, researchers looked a bit closer, finding that dolphins could understand what zero meant and that Alex the parrot (and even some spiders) could do basic arithmetic.
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