Bees play…football. Yeah.

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For the first time, insects have demonstrated they can learn a complex skill and improve upon it.

So this is what exactly happened:

Scientists places bees on a platform. Using either live or plastic bee, they were shown how to move the ball into the trap door in the center of the pitch. The bees observed the technique and then copied it themselves Each time they pushed a ball into the trap door they were rewarded with sugar.

They also showed for the first time that they can learn by watching and can change it to make it better rather than just copying.

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