Moving Forwards by Tweaks and Bounds

Elena spoke to Cultured Scene about the first paper from her PhD, which is currently under review. [Editor’s note: The paper discussed in this interview has since been published in Nature Communications and can be read here] The paper Cultured Scene: Tell us about your paper –what are the key findings? Elena Miu: This is […]

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Pulling Strings and the State of Bumblebee Culture

Sylvain Alem and his colleagues trained bumblebees to manipulate a feeder by pulling small strings 1. Observer bees quickly picked up this behaviour and soon performed it themselves. Here, we talk about the “absurdity” of this observation and what it can tell us about cultural evolution. Cultured Scene: Lars Chittka, the senior author on your […]

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