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Current Event July 8, 2014

Fire Ants, Nature's Engineers, Can Build Water Rafts and Bridges

Fire ants are known as nature's "engineers" for their ability to morph, heal, and flow through continuous team work. They can build bridges as well as self-sustaining water rafts that can float for weeks. Listen to this public radio story to learn how they do it.

Life Science

Story Length: 7:54

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WBUR's Here & Now

AIR DATE: 06/20/2014

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