Honeybees Can Add and Subtract, Study Finds

After discovering that honeybees understand the concept of zero, scientists tested the insect’s ability to spot gains and losses.
Becky Ferreira
Math Bee

Honey Bees Are the First Insect Known to Grasp the Concept of Zero

By giving bees visual math quizzes, scientists discovered that these insects know a null set when they see one.
Becky Ferreira

Welcome to Null Island, a Non-Place Located at 0°N 0°E

Something that has no value is often very different than 0.
Michael Byrne
Motherboard Blog

Notes from GDC: Kentucky Route Zero and the Theatre of Games

Turns out gaming could have a lot to learn from the stage.
Colin Snyder
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros 4/25: Guantanamo got Wikileaked, Beijing's got music censors, and you can't get away from Apple

_Julian Assange is the Easter bunny of government secrets, and your iPhone's got some Easter eggs too._ h3. ZERO: Guantanamo Bay secrets "WikiLeaked": and yeah, it's really bad ("Guardian":
Ones Zeros
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros 4/18/11: Hologram Fashion Shows and Other Things We Need To Know About

h3. Zero: Beijing's Hologram FAshion show Why, you ask with shock and disgust. It's not that China doesn't have enough models. It's just, why bother with real stuff when you can do it all virtual, with the British pop-rock band Keane doing the...
Ones Zeros
Motherboard Blog

Ones and Zeros: Mosquito STDs, Facebook Sex, Female Porn Addicts

_Some of the exciting and some of the depressing from the past week._ h3. zero: *MUSIC INDUSTRY'S CHART SHOWING LIFE WITHOUT NAPSTER* ("Mashable":
Ones Zeros
Motherboard Blog

Facebook Is Still Selling Your Information

Just when you thought that Facebook was only a movie, the popular social network announced plans to open up its users' personal information to third-party apps, websites and marketers.
Motherboard Blog

New Egyptian Antiquities Czar: Same as the Old Antiquities Czar

He refuses to go long after others have given up, has barricaded himself in his HQ, commands a collapsing personality cult mostly via television, and taunts his critics like an abusive dad--is Zahi Hawass the Qadaffi of near-eastern antiquity?
Motherboard Blog

Julian Assange Is Being Extradited To Sweden

Internet guy, Julian Assange is being extradited to Sweden to face charges of sexual assault. The whole thing smells a lot like Barry Levinson's 1997 masterpiece, _Wag the Dog_. Anyone seen that movie?
Ones Zeros