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Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home

Ants use sun, memories for 'backward' walk home

Ants, which are famed for their highly developed work ethic, use the sun and memories of their surroundings to find the way home when they walk backward dragging a heavy load, scientists have found.

Researchers discover new species of 'ant-like' desert bees

Researchers discover new species of 'ant-like' desert bees

New species of 'ant-like' desert bees have been discovered by a team of researchers.

This is how how ants communicate with each other

This is how how ants communicate with each other

Liquids shared mouth-to-mouth by social insects contain proteins that can influence the development and organisation of their colonies, according to new findings.

Did you know that ants learnt farming even before humans? - Read

Did you know that ants learnt farming even before humans? - Read

As per the study,Ants belonging to a South American group switched from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to subsistence farming of fungi that grew on decomposing, woody plant matter some 55 to 60 million years ago, shortly after the dinosaurs died out, new research has found.
 

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.