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8-year olds publish in science journal

Elementary science project a ‘genuine advance’


 

Complete with diagrams drawn in pencil crayon, a group of eight-year-old British students had a science experiment published in Biology Letters, a peer reviewed journal. “The group trained bees to go to targets of different colours by giving them a sugar reward, and reported that the insects are able to learn and remember cues based on colour and pattern,” the Associated Press reported. The paper was filled with several amusing uses of language. “Scientists do experiments on monkeys, because they are similar to man, but bees could actually be close to man too,” the introduction read. The journal’s editors called the experiment a “genuine advance” into insect colour and pattern vision.


 
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