Ants don't respond to social information on the move: Study

Ants don't respond to social information on the move: Study

The average speed increased in anticipation of a longer movement, suggesting that movement durations were somehow determined in advance.

How to get rid of common household pests naturally!

Fortunately, there are ways to prevent, discourage and treat common household pests naturally.

Army ants efficient in 'minding the gap'

Army ants efficient in 'minding the gap'

Army ants are nomadic species.

Ants build moving bridges linking themselves!

Ants build moving bridges linking themselves!

The findings could be applied to develop swarm robotics for exploration and rescue operations. 

Ants form 'superorganism' when threatened by predator

Ants form 'superorganism' when threatened by predator

They suggest that just as organisms may respond to cell damage via pain, ant colonies respond to loss of workers via group awareness.

Watch: Why does an iPhone ringtone make ants run in a circle?

Watch: Why does an iPhone ringtone make ants run in a circle?

A curious video has been doing the rounds of internet which shows a group of ants racing in circles around an iPhone as it rings. The video which has gone viral has generated a lot of interest and sparked a host of theories as to what could have caused the bizarre phenomenon.

Even ants self-medicate themselves

Even ants self-medicate themselves

If you thought only humans resort to self-medication for minor illnesses, think again. Research shows that even ants self-medicate themselves.

Ants experts at recognising body odour

Ants experts at recognising body odour

Have you ever wondered how ants from the same nest recognize each other? They do it through body odour.

Ants 'speed up' when to accommodate larger crowd

Ants 'speed up' when to accommodate larger crowd

Ants increase their speed in order to accommodate more ants following their way.

Ants' chemical improves cancer drug by 50 times

A chemical found in ants and in a plant called stinging nettles could make a cancer drug 50 times more effective, a research has found.

Ants build 'toilets' in corners of their nests

Ants build 'toilets' in corners of their nests

Ants do not go outside to do their business when nature calls and may use the corners of their nests as 'toilets', a study shows.

Ants that conquered the world

Ants that conquered the world

In a first, Japanese researchers have compared gene sequences from 300 species of Pheidole - world's most species-rich ant genus. It suggests that Pheidole evolved the same way twice, once to take over the New World and then again to take over the Old World.

Rock ants lean left when exploring new spaces: Study

Rock ants instinctively go left when entering unknown spaces, a new study has found.

Can tiny ants save us from global warming?

Ants may be one of the earth`s most powerful biological climate brokers, a study claims.

Ants can trap carbon for us

The tiny ants may be derided by all, but they play a very important role in making the earth habitable by assisting in the gradual reduction of atmospheric carbon dioxide.

How ants optimise food search decoded

Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimisation techniques, scientists say.

Ants can lift up to 5,000 times their own body weight

Ants can lift up to 5,000 times their own body weight owing to the strength of their neck joint, according to a new study.

Future space robots may be inspired by ants` legendary strength secrets

Scientists have suggested that the neck joint of a common American field ant can withstand pressures up to 5,000 times the ant`s weight.

Ants, like humans, also change priorities when needed

Researchers have discovered that at least in ants, animals can change their decision-making strategies based on experience.