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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

The global food waste scandal: Tristram Stuart – 2 videos

Western countries throw out nearly half of their food, not because it’s inedible — but because it doesn’t look appealing. Tristram Stuart delves into the shocking data of wasted food, calling for a more responsible use of global resources.

Tristram Stuart sounds the warning bell on global food waste, calling for us to change the systems whereby large quantities of produce and other foods end up in trash heaps. Full bio»

The global food waste scandal: Tristram Stuart

Tackling food waste: feeding the 5,000 – Trafalgar Square, London – video    Continue reading

Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter

Charting a New Development Path
Government Supports  Community Development Initiatives for Buxton

Read the latest edition of the Buxton-Friendship Express Newsletter which gives all the details related to the recent celebration of the 170th anniversary of the formation of the village and the development projects that are planned.

Inside this issue:

President Visits Buxton Pg 2 ;  Millions Pumped into Drainage,Irrigation & Agriculture Pg 3; Buxton Celebrates 170th Anniversary of Purchase Pg4;  Emancipation Youth Address Pg 6 ; Dr. David Hinds on Government ’s Outreach to Buxton Pg 8;  Judge Decision by Outcome Craft A Development Plan Pg 12 ; A New Dawn for Buxton Pg 13; Constructive Engagement Pg 14; Annie Daniels’ Awards Pg 15.

Download the Newsletter :Buxton-FriendshipExpress-2010-08

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