Bees learn football from their buddies

@article{Watson2017BeesLF,
  title={Bees learn football from their buddies},
  author={Traci Watson},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2017}
}
  • T. Watson
  • Published 23 February 2017
  • Psychology
  • Nature
The insects show sophisticated learning for non-bee related tasks, and can even improve on what they are taught. 

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