Researchers in Austria think they have found a clue: a cryptochrome protein that appears to respond to the lunar cycle.
It must be good if engineers want to copy it. Siphonophores are colonial animals that have mastered the sport of synchronized swimming.
That shouldn’t really be too surprising because the fact that humans and dogs can share emotions is part of what forms bonds between us.
These findings are only among birds that have actually been studied; most birds have not been studied for intelligence.
It is important to qualify what “consciousness” means when we are talking about bees.