Gooooal! Bumblebees Learn to Play Soccer

If scoring a goal is the only way to earn a sugary treat, a bumblebee will summon its inner Messi. Indeed, rolling a ball into a goal—soccer, sort of—is the latest puzzle solved by Bombus terrestris after training with scientists/bee trainers at Queen Mary University of London. In October, scientists from the same lab—the Chittka Lab—taught bees to tug strings for treats. There are no plans to start a traveling carnival; instead, scientists are pushing bees’ to their cognitive limits to