Creepy ant experiment

 Creepy ant experiment could lead to development of mind-control drugs

An enzyme has been found that instantly alters ant behavior. Could it work on people too?

By: Bryan Nelson

January 6, 2016.


A major worker carpenter ant. (Photo: Muhammad Mahdi Karim/Wiki Commons)

Ants live in highly organized and regimental caste systems, which might make studying their behavior seem rather facile. But actually, figuring out how individual ants get assigned to particular jobs in a colony has proven to be a complicated mystery. Read more.