Can ants do math?

A hat-tip to my former student Matt Wolodko, who directed me to this interesting article about whether ants are able to count.

Reactions and commentary can be found in the links below.

http://inspiringscience.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/do-ants-really-count-their-steps/

http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/06/01/120587095/ants-that-count

http://www.livescience.com/871-ants-marching-count-steps.html

http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn9436-ants-use-pedometers-to-find-home.html#.UfAfsdhk31E

http://www.newscientist.com/data/images/ns/av/dn9436.mpg

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