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Crazy ant invades the US South

The southern United States is being invaded - again. This time it is erratic but troublesome "crazy ants" from South America marching - actually, hitching rides - setting up massive colonies and relieving other occupying ant armies, including fire ants, of their duties.

Monday, 20 May, 2013, 6:44am

Strikes, stories and animal acts

1. Board game

Rainy days are great opportunities to gather around and play board games with your family.

Elly Hung

2. Bowling

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

The Cry of an Ant

When Egyptian filmmaker Sameh Abdel Aziz began making his seventh feature two years ago, he was aiming for a satire which ends in tragedy.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Some pedometer apps can't distinguish a walk from a ride

Pedometer Ultimate - iStepCounter 99 US cents Rating 9/10

It's the first week of 2012, and you're probably still sticking to your New Year's resolution: mission new svelte body. Dietitians will tell you that small steps count in what could be a mission impossible, and the best way to track your steps is with a pedometer.

3 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Nature's riches from the Amazon

Under the tree shades


Forget about spine-chilling mice climbing from sewers to haunt dai pai dong diners. The world's largest rodent, the capybara, is stockier than rats, but no less endearing than guinea pigs.

15 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

Graduate 'ants' keep faith in a better future

They are intelligent, vulnerable young people who work hard for low pay and tend to live together in poor-quality housing. Little wonder, then, that a Beijing-based academic termed them 'the ant tribe'.

15 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

It only takes a small incident to upset the status quo

The Ant Colony By Jenny Valentine Published by HarperCollins ISBN 978 0 00 728359 0

8 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

The Other Half Lives

The Other Half Lives

by Sophie Hannah

Hodder & Stoughton, HK$195

28 Jun 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Country park marked for landfill

15 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Jobless widow 240,000 yuan out of pocket in ant-breeding scam

Last July, 41-year-old widow and laid-off worker Zhang Liyun borrowed 240,000 yuan from relatives and friends to be a contract ant breeder for the Yilishen Tianxi Group, an aphrodisiac tonic maker based in Liaoning province. Ms Zhang was promised she would get the money back from Yilishen in four instalments within a year and would see a return of more than 30 per cent.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am