ants being ants

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Floating Rafts of Fire Ants Have Been Sighted in the Carolina Floods

This is why the ant is synonymous with teamwork.
Rachel Pick
10.7.15
video

There Is a Method to Crazy Ants' Madness

These so-called “crazy” ants know exactly what they’re about.
Rachel Pick
7.29.15
videos

Ants' Grooming Combs Could Hold the Key to Cleaning Nanogadgets

Mimicking the bugs’ natural cleaning abilities could help scientists clean sensitive electronics.
John Ambrosio
7.27.15
DIY

You Can Actually Use Ants to Stitch a Wound In the Wild

But you really shouldn't.
Jordan Pearson
5.14.15
ANIMALS

Fire Ants' Floating Rafts Could Inspire the Biomaterials of the Future

The fact that fire ants can float around on rafts of their own stinging bodies is both incredible and unnerving.
Derek Mead
6.11.14
Motherboard Blog

Crazy Ants Are Winning the Invasive Ant War By Neutralizing Fire Ant Venom

A new study is positively mandible dropping.
Ben Richmond
2.15.14
Motherboard Blog

Fire Ants Form Body Rafts to Stave Off Watery Doom

New research suggests the dynamics of such a selfless act offers valuable insights to robotics and materials science.
Lex Berko
11.26.13
videos

Video: Ants Build a Raft of Bodies to Ride Out a Flood

If they all band together, they float.
Derek Mead
3.21.13
Motherboard Blog

Listen to These Baby Ants Talking

Ants are one of the most social creatures on earth. Unsurprisingly, they learn to "talk" at an early age.
Austin Considine
2.12.13
Motherboard Blog

Fuzzy Death: The South Is Being Overtaken By Hairy Crazy Ants

Droughts. Hurricanes. Rick Perry. And now, ants. Or, should I say, “hairy crazy ants.” Several southern states are apparently "being overrun":http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/224890/20111004/hairy-crazy-ant-florida-texas-mississippi-louisiana.htm by...
Brian Anderson
10.5.11