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Study of Ants Could Yield Answers to Big Questions

Scientists have always been fascinated with the high level of organization in ant societies -- from building life-saving rafts during floods to the way colonies choose their next queen.  New technology has helped advance researchers' understanding, but there is still a lot to be discovered.   Fire ants living in Brazilian forests are perfectly adapted to an environment prone to flooding.  To save themselves from drowning, they lock their legs together, creating floating...

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