Ants are some the most impressive creatures this planet. There are so many things we do not know them. Scientists have just discovered an amazing new fact these tiny insects. It is about the way ants navigate – the way they get A to B without getting lost. An international group scientists say ants can go a straight line a compass route, whatever direction they are facing. The BBC said it is the same as, "trying to find your way home while walking backwards or even spinning round and round". Scientists say ants do this using the position the Sun, their past memories, and what they can see them. Professor Barbara Webb said ants get around like a self-driving car.
The scientists studied desert ants Seville, Spain. They published their report the journal 'Current Biology'. They said: "Ants can navigate long distances their nest and food sites using visual [clues]." They did this even when the scientists put obstacles their way and when they had to drag food while walking backwards. Professor Webb said: "Ants have a…tiny brain, less than the size a pinhead. Yet they can navigate successfully under many difficult conditions, including going backwards." She said we can learn many things ants: "Understanding their behaviour gives us new insights brain function and has inspired us to build robot systems that mimic their functions."