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Ants are some of the most creatures on this planet. There are so many we do not know about them. Scientists have just discovered an amazing fact about these tiny . It is about the way ants navigate – the way get from A to B without getting lost. An international of scientists say ants can go in a straight line along a compass , whatever direction they are facing. The BBC said it is the same as, "trying to find your way while walking backwards or even spinning round and round". Scientists say ants do this by using the of the Sun, their memories, and what they can see around them. Professor Barbara Webb said ants get around like a self-driving car.

The scientists studied ants near Seville, Spain. They published their report in the 'Current Biology'. They said: "Ants can navigate over long between their nest and food using visual [clues]." They did this even when the scientists put in their way and when they had to drag food while walking backwards. Professor Webb said: "Ants have a…tiny , less than the size of a . Yet they can navigate successfully under many difficult , including going backwards." She said we can learn many things from ants: "Understanding their behaviour gives us new into brain function and has inspired us to build robot systems that mimic their ."

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