View from the North 40: Today it's science, all the way down
Last updated 6/4/2021 at 11:42am
I’ll ease you into things with a light-hearted science story, but I’m wrapping it up with some serious monkey business, so you might want to sit down.
Scientists have figured out that bees can tell time, but the results are not the most interesting thing about this research.
A scientist put a container of sugar water outside a beehive every day at 4 p.m. and one day he didn’t put the sugar water out, but the bees showed up anyway. Ta-dah, the researcher said, they tell time.
However, peer-reviewers looked at the research and said, nah, it’s just the bees coming over when the sun...