Mathematical Digest

Short Summaries of Articles about Mathematics
in the Popular Press

"Mini maths masters." In Brief, NewScientist, 17 November 2001, page 29.

"Ants don't have big brains, but they're pretty good at maths," this small newsitem begins. On a first visit to a nesting site, the ants walk around randomlyand leave behind a scent trail, which they use during a second visit to thesite.

--- Allyn Jackson

American Mathematical Society