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Bees’ tiny brains beat computers, study finds

“Bees can solve complex mathematical problems which keep
computers busy for days, research has shown.

“The insects learn to fly the shortest route between flowers
discovered in random order, effectively solving the “travelling
salesman problem” , said scientists at Royal Holloway, University
of London.

“The conundrum involves finding the shortest route that allows a
travelling salesman to call at all the locations he has to visit.
Computers solve the problem by comparing the length of all possible
routes and choosing the one that is shortest”


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