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(Guardian)   Scientists all abuzz after decoding honeybee 'waggle dance'   (theguardian.com) divider line 27
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2014-04-03 07:25:03 PM
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2014-04-03 07:28:03 PM
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2014-04-03 08:14:50 PM

fusillade762: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x370]


Well, I'm gonna start my own thread!  With blackjack!  and hookers!  In fact, forget about the thread!

/eh, screw the whole thing
//done in one
 
2014-04-03 08:15:05 PM

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God dammit
 
2014-04-03 08:19:08 PM
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2014-04-03 08:33:29 PM
They decoded the dance years ago.  As the article mentions, the 1973 Nobel Prize was awarded for that.

What this group did is record the dances of many bees and used the dancing to map out where the bees are foraging over the course of the year.
 
2014-04-03 08:56:26 PM
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2014-04-03 09:23:54 PM
Twerking werks!
 
2014-04-03 10:01:54 PM
OK, I'll ask for the 10 millionth time: Why the hell can't we talk to dogs yet?

WTF, science?
 
2014-04-03 10:32:45 PM
Dogs don't understand polar coordinates.
 
2014-04-03 10:36:36 PM

fusillade762: [25.media.tumblr.com image 500x370


1st thing I thought of...
 
2014-04-03 10:46:51 PM

dookdookdook: OK, I'll ask for the 10 millionth time: Why the hell can't we talk to dogs yet?

WTF, science?


I talk to my dogs all the time.
 
2014-04-03 10:48:37 PM

studebaker hoch: Dogs don't understand polar coordinates.


They're more into magnetic fields.
 
2014-04-03 10:49:36 PM

dookdookdook: OK, I'll ask for the 10 millionth time: Why the hell can't we talk to dogs yet?

WTF, science?


We can. It's really incredibly easy to decode what dogs are trying to communicate most of the time.

It's only morons and psychos who think animals aren't intelligent. Any reasonable person with a modicum of sense can work out body language and basic vocalizations in a week or two, tops.
 
2014-04-03 11:25:21 PM

Sum Dum Gai: They decoded the dance years ago.  As the article mentions, the 1973 Nobel Prize was awarded for that.

What this group did is record the dances of many bees and used the dancing to map out where the bees are foraging over the course of the year.


DNRTA, came to comments for that snippet.
 
2014-04-03 11:26:41 PM

doglover: dookdookdook: OK, I'll ask for the 10 millionth time: Why the hell can't we talk to dogs yet?

WTF, science?

We can. It's really incredibly easy to decode what dogs are trying to communicate most of the time.

It's only morons and psychos who think animals aren't intelligent. Any reasonable person with a modicum of sense can work out body language and basic vocalizations in a week or two, tops.


my friend with aspergers has zero hope of every comprehending dogs.  Just zero.
Watch documentaries on wolf pack behaviour, despite thousands of years of selective breeding, dogs act like they are in a pack.
 
2014-04-04 12:04:21 AM
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2014-04-04 12:51:54 AM

SquiggsIN: Sum Dum Gai: They decoded the dance years ago.  As the article mentions, the 1973 Nobel Prize was awarded for that.

What this group did is record the dances of many bees and used the dancing to map out where the bees are foraging over the course of the year.

DNRTA, came to comments for that snippet.



That.  Hell, this was the subject of a short on the PBS show 3-2-1 Contact way back when.  Watched it when I was  a kid.
 
2014-04-04 12:59:39 AM
Bees make the world go 'round and we're killing them wholesale. They had enough problems to deal with before wifi, now it's becoming the straw on the camel's breaking back.
 
2014-04-04 01:27:12 AM
Bees.
My God.
 
2014-04-04 01:57:03 AM
 
2014-04-04 02:12:22 AM
Dogs do not sense magnetic fields.

Story is a hoax.
 
2014-04-04 03:30:53 AM

SquiggsIN: Watch documentaries on wolf pack behaviour, despite thousands of years of selective breeding, dogs act like they are in a pack.


But humans act EXACTLY like monkeys and apes. Seriously, look into it.

There were some researchers who trained, I wanna say rheesus monkeys, to accept tokens as a form of currency. They'd been trained to accept the tokens as having value and the ability to purchase treats from researchers. Within about ten minutes after being given each a small supply of tokens, they had already invented prostitution. Well, actually many animals use prostitution in the wild, famously bonobos and certain flies, but it's with food items or decoy food items. This is the first time it was recorded with actual fiat currency in primates other than humans. But certainly not the last. You can find more info on Wikipedia.

But I've found you can really predict people's behavior by just treating them as chimps. What would chimps do given a certain stimulus? What's the human analogue of that stimulus? Usually, that's how people go. It's about 60% accurate. Not bad for a rule of thumb. Certainly better than i before e.
 
2014-04-04 08:43:59 AM
And if all of a sudden no one is coming back waggling that way, it may be best to just let it go man. It's spraying season.
 
2014-04-04 09:24:02 AM
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2014-04-04 09:33:43 AM
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2014-04-04 02:36:08 PM

Rand's lacy underwear:


She needs to do her dances alone in her room. Becoming a star will become her doom.
 
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