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BBC News about Ants
Ants enslave the strong not weak
Slavemaker ants target strongly defended colonies when seeking new servants, researchers find.
Ants in action takes photo award
A stunning silhouette of active leafcutter ants in Costa Rica wins the Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.
Ants protect trees from elephants
A species of acacia tree found in Eastern Africa seems to be protected from elephant damage - by the ants that live on it.
Flying ants stage annual mating ritual
Swarms of flying ants have been seen across Scotland as part of a spectacular annual mating ritual.
Ant's head balancing act revealed by video
The extraordinary ability of tiny ants to carry huge loads has been known for some time.
Ants are first animal known to navigate by stereo smell
Desert ants in Tunisia smell in stereo, sensing odours from two different directions at the same time.
Heroic altruistic ants face death alone to save colony
Ants live altruistically, but some die altruistically too.
GPS used to preserve ants' nests
Conservationists in Northumberland have used satellite technology to pinpoint 69 rare ants' nests before work to fell thousands of trees begins