Loyal readers of The Daily Ant will remember our coverage of the nomadic ants that harvest mushrooms in Southeast […]
Category Archive: Culture
There has been much discussion about the throngs of people that will march in D.C. tomorrow and over the […]
I look at an ant and I see myself: a native South African, endowed by nature with a […]
With our editor-in-chief in Louisiana, our thoughts have naturally turned to Louisiana and ants. We therefore stumbled upon […]
Theaters across the U.S. have made good money from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Audiences have flocked to see this film about a fictional ragtag team setting out to save the Rebellion. Yet few know about a moving story shared by a rebel not from a galaxy far, far away, but from Xinjiang, China. Rebiya Kadeer, a Uyghur civil rights activist, shared a story about a bird and a little ant at the beginning of her 2009 book, Dragon Fighter: One Woman’s Epic Struggle for Peace with China. This story has been reproduced below. Enjoy!
Nontraditional college students – for example, those that begin college at a later age compared to many recent high school graduates – may sometimes feel isolated from their general college community. But at Western Wyoming Community College, nontraditional students banded together to form a club. This club, of course, is called the Association for Non-Traditional Students (A.N.T.S.).
There is a band called Ants in the Kitchen. Ants in the Kitchen are playing at Wildhorse Casino in […]
As reported in The Daily Ant last week, Brazilian footballer Miraildes Maciel Mota, known as “Formiga”, has retired from football after a remarkable 21-year career. Understandably, we at The Daily Ant mourned this loss. However, we have recently learned, through an anonymous tip, that Formiga was not the only formicid footballer. The sport’s new standard-bearer is Sebastian Giovinco, Formica Atomica, the “Atomic Ant”.
On this Christmas Day, Americans across the country come together to celebrate the national holiday in their own way. Christians celebrate the birth of Jesus. Agnostics appreciate a day off from work. Myrmecologists dwell on the ants of Christmas Island.
This is the location of Christmas Island:
The staff at The Daily Ant wishes everybody a happy first night of Hanukkah!
Art is the medium through which humanity communicates its deepest aspirations. It comes as no surprise, then, that examples of ant art can be found in cultures throughout the world and through time, dating back thousands of years. Here’s a look at ant art through the ages.
Zhuangzi (369-286 BCE)
The true saint leaves wisdom to the ants, takes cues from the fishes, and leaves willfulness to the sheep.