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Bees understand the concept of zero

Bees are able to represent themselves and interpret the zero. This has just been demonstrated by Aurore Avarguès-Weber, a researcher at the Centre de recherches sur la cognition animale (CNRS/Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier) and her Australian colleagues, proving for the first time that insects are capable of mathematical abstraction.
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