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Ant societies and what we can learn from them: Laurent Keller at TEDxLausanne

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Published on Mar 5, 2012

http://www.tedxlausanne.org - Laurent Keller is an evolutionary biologist and an expert on the behavior of social insects, specifically ants. In his talk, he reveals some of the fascinating observations his lab has made on the complex social organization of these animals, living in societies comprising thousands of individuals. Prof. Keller also draws some conclusions on the implications for human society and how information and transport can be optimized.

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