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Research by scientists at the University of Cologne in Germany, indicates that bees can help identify drug scents like heroin and cocaine. According to the study, published in the scientific journal Plos, the antennae of insects vibrate in a specific way when they approach concentrations of these drugs.

Scientists have classified the antennae of bees as "more sensitive than the best artificial sensors" and said that the insects could be used to further identify food contamination and explosive remnants. According to the researchers, marijuana and amphetamines aromas did not cause significant reaction from the bees.

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