Gap Fill - Ants - Level 2


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   amazing      behaviour      car      conditions      creatures      desert      direction      distances      even      food      function      insects      journal      obstacles      position      straight      systems      them      things      tiny  
Ants are impressive . There are many we do not know about them. Scientists have just found an new fact about these tiny . It is about how ants get from A to B, without getting lost. Scientists say ants can go in a line, whatever they are facing. The BBC said it is the same as, "trying to find your way home while walking backwards or spinning round and round". Ants do this by using the of the Sun, their memories, and what they can see around . Professor Barbara Webb said ants get around like a self-driving .

The scientists studied ants in Spain. Their report is in the 'Current Biology'. They said ants could travel over long from their nest even when there are in their way. They can also do this if they have to drag while walking backwards. Professor Webb said: "Ants have a… brain…yet they can navigate successfully under many difficult , including going backwards." She said: "Understanding their gives us new [ideas] into brain and has inspired us to build robot that [copy] their functions."

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