A species of ant known as "crazy ants" enjoys nesting in electronics, which, confusingly, isn't good for the ants or the electronics.
Russian photographer Andrey Pavlov takes the craziest pictures of ants you're ever likely to see. He doesn't use CG or Photoshop to get the ants to do what he wants. Instead, Pavlov sets up little scenes, is enormously patient and apparently knows exactly the right way to poke an ant to get it to pose just so. It's a photography collection that's reminiscent of Tokyo's favorite "levitating girl" Natsumi Hayashi, who also took hundreds of photos of the same scene until she managed to capture that perfect, surreal shot.
The photos of these genetically engineered "supersoldier" ants — with their giant heads and pincers — are a little terrifying. While supersoldier ants can be found in nature, apparently they are quite rare and are genetic accidents. I'm glad of that for personal reasons, but they do have a scientific significance.
Instead of freaking out over an ant problem, an Indian scientist decided to see what happened if he welcomed the little buggers with gifts of colored sugar water. The results were fairly spectacular.