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A new study has found birds learn the art of nest-building, rather than it being just an instinctive skill.

2011-09-25

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Grass-cutting ants build gigantic nests - underground cities where up to seven million insects live and tend a fungal garden that feeds their young.

2011-09-27

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Scientists have now discovered that the ants rely on "knowledgeable" colony members that have explored the local area to guide them to a suitable spot.

2011-08-25

 guide ant animal intelligence nest migration