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12/06/1982 Zoologist Karl von Frisch dies


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Karl von Frisch was an Austrian ethologist who received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1973. With Niko Tinbergen and Konrad Lorenz, he established the science of ethology - the study of animal behavior. In his famous book, Aus dem Leben der Bienen (translated into English as The Dancing Bees), Frisch decoded the meaning of the waggle dance, a strange behavior which bees use to signal the location of flowers with nectar.
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