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PODCAST: Sensing teamwork

PODCAST: Sensing teamwork

Scientists pinpoint how chemicals drive social behavior in ants

Ants are incredibly social animals. Thousands of ants scuttle around the colony, working together to accomplish all kinds of complicated tasks. Scientists have investigated the evolution of social behavior, revealing where and how sociability is built into an ant’s DNA. In this podcast, I speak with biologist Daniel Kronauer at Rockefeller University and James Traniello at Boston University to explore why ants are also social butterflies.

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PODCAST: Sensing teamwork

PODCAST: Sensing teamwork

Scientists pinpoint how chemicals drive social behavior in ants

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