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Ants in space! Cygnus craft delivers 640 new astronauts to space station. Published: January 24, 2014

For millions of years, ants have been one of most industrious creatures on Earth. Now we're going to see how they fare in space.

With the help of NASA, a team of scientists now seeks to understand how the insects, renowned by biologists for their navigational and organizational skills, adjust to microgravity.

The experiment could provide us with a better understanding of foraging methods used by ants, the University of Colorado's Stefanie Countryman, one of the co-investigators of the experiment, told the Monitor.

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