A new study published in Science says, “Honeybees understand that ‘nothing’ can be ‘something’ that has numerical meaning, showing that they have a primitive grasp of the concept of zero.”
I don’t know about you, but I barely understand the meaning of that sentence.
The study apparently shows that bees possess a mathematical ability once thought to exist only in dolphins, primates, birds and humans who are beyond the preschool years.
We desperately need honeybees in order for this planet to survive. Love me a honeybee.
Would it be too much to ask that they not be smart enough to understand abstract mathematical concepts? That can only lead to tears.
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