Ants do a lot of things that seem uncannily human — and yet they’re profoundly alien. What does that feel like to each individual ant? Now a new scientific paper suggests that there is always doubt in the hive mind.
Bzzz. Bzzzzzzz. Bzzzz. That's the sound of a house fly slowly driving you insane, but it's music to the ears of a team of computer scientists and entomologists at UC Riverside. These meticulous folks came up with a way to collect data on insects by tracking the distinct melodies of their wings in flight.