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An insect’s guide to slavery

Having studied ants for the past 4 years or so, I can say with some confidence that whatever invention of human culture you can think of, ants did it first. Bridges engineered to connect point A to point B? Check. … Continue reading

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Ants in the phone: How insects saved telecommunication

Dial the number, let it ring. That’s usually all it takes to contact anyone else in the world in possession of a telephone. We take this simplicity for granted, but for some time towards the end of the 20th century, … Continue reading

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