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The Private Lives of Ants

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Science  19 Apr 2013:
Vol. 340, Issue 6130, pp. 270
DOI: 10.1126/science.340.6130.270

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Six years ago as a graduate student of Laurent Keller, Danielle Mersch developed a 24/7 surveillance system that promises to revolutionize their team's study of collective behavior in fire ants. Online this week in Science, they describe using this system to reveal that ants cluster into cliques.