5-speed listening (Ants - Level 0)

Ants use the Sun to get from A to B






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Ants are amazing insects. We do not know many things about them. Scientists just found that ants use the Sun to get from A to B, and not get lost. They are like self-driving cars. They can always walk in a straight line. The BBC said it is the same as, "trying to find your way home while walking backwards or even spinning round".

The scientists' report is in the journal 'Current Biology'. They said ants could travel far, even when things are in their way or when they carry heavy food. A professor said: "Ants have a…tiny brain…yet they can [move] successfully…[even when] going backwards." She said studying ants will help us to build new robots.

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