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SCIENCE: ‘Bees are really highly intelligent’: the insect IQ tests causing a buzz among scientists

We all know these busy insects are good for crops and biodiversity, but proof is emerging that they are also clever, sentient and unique beings

2 bumblebees and 2 honeybees
PHOTO: Bees can be trained to perform simple tasks. Photograph: Lars Chittka
By – Sat 16 Jul 2022 17.00 BST – The Guardian
They have been revered by the ancient Egyptians, lauded by Shakespeare, feared by Winnie-the-Pooh and, most recently, battled by Rowan Atkinson in the new Netflix hit Man vs Bee. But love or loathe them, you may be surprised to discover just how much bees know.

“We now have suggestive evidence that there is some level of conscious awareness in bees – that there is a sentience, that they have emotion-like states,” says Lars Chittka, professor of sensory and behavioural ecology at Queen Mary University of London.        Continue reading

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 23 August 2013

Capitol News – TV News Videos – 23 August 2013

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APNU expresses concern about the state of Guyana’s Education systemPosted: 23 Aug 2013 06:59 PM PDT

Calls continue for shared Governance and for the State’s resources to be distributed equitablyPosted: 23 Aug 2013 06:56 PM PDT

Guyana continues to receive financial assistance to preserve biodiversity and natural resourcesPosted: 23 Aug 2013 06:53 PM PDT

The Black Curassow or Powis

The Black Curassow (Powis)

Stabroek News – January 27, 2013 –In the Rainforest,

The Black Curassow or Powis

The Black Curassow or Powis

The Black Curassow (Crax alector), or Powis, as they are locally called in Guyana, are found in humid forested areas in the Guianas, northern Amazon, southern Venezuela and parts of Colombia, and are part of the family of game birds known as Cracidae. This glossy, black, chicken-like bird is easily identified by its curly upswept ‘hairdo’ and bright yellow beak.

Powis are shy but are often seen foraging on the ground for fruits, seeds and young leaves on the edges of forest roads. They are important for dispersing seeds and tend to be found in pairs, or in small groups with young chicks.   Continue reading

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