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.
The antiseptic properties of natural honey are getting more attention as antibiotic-resistant bacteria proliferate.
Perhaps in ten years we’ll be having this conversation again — and perhaps at that time the Smithsonian Institution will give us all a more objective analysis of the evidence.
Eventually, Dr. Tyson gets to Saint Charles. No, we mean that literally. Tyson calls Darwin “the greatest spiritual teacher of the last 1000 years.”