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Bees Can Be Trained To Solve Simple Math Problems

Not only do honeybees perform the crucial task of pollination, but they can also solve simple math problems.

A group of researchers from Australia and France used a maze and color coded blocks to train honeybees how to do simple addition and subtraction problems. The color of a shape told the bee if it needed to add or subtract. If a bee solved a problem, it moved into a chamber that contained a treat.  

Co-author of the study published in Science Advances, Adrian Dyer, says, "Our study provides an important building block for understanding how brains can evolve an ability to do maths."

For more info, read CNET's article.

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