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How Do Ants Coordinate Moving Huge Objects?

How Do Ants Coordinate Moving Huge Objects?

As a child I used to spend hours watching groups of ants move large objects together and wonder how they managed to coordinate themselves. If I had to move some furniture with some friends, I’m sure we’d be talking the whole time about which way we were going and how fast, but as far as [...]

September 18, 2013 — Felicity Muth
We’re All Minorities Compared To These Manhattan Residents

We’re All Minorities Compared To These Manhattan Residents

Everyone would agree that a million is a lot and a billion is even more, but these types of numbers are hard to intuitively understand. So while you may nod and say, “wow” approvingly when told that there are more than a billion ants living in Manhattan, I bet you have a slightly more visceral [...]

August 22, 2013 — Kalliopi Monoyios

Ant Farmers – How do they do it?

I used to work in Edinburgh's Butterfly and Insect World. While I was there, my favourite animal was not the chameleon, which changed colour when it was angry.

July 18, 2011 — Felicity Muth

Lost ants backtrack their steps

Think about where you’ve been today, and how you found your way there. As humans, we use different navigational techniques at different times.

October 21, 2013 — Felicity Muth

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