# 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 *