Scientists: 'Insomnia' ants can warn about earthquake

April 11, 2013. Sudden changes in the behavior of forest ants indicate that in a few hours will earthquake, German scientists found that three-year clock watched a few anthills.

"In the behavior of ants, for which we observed showed a steady change of phases of activity and tranquility. A few hours before the earthquake instead of sleep phase advancing surge of activity, and the following phase of the activity does not occur during the day, "- said Gabriela Berbera (Gabriele Berberich) from the University of Duisburg (Germany), who presented the first results of the experiment at the European Geosciences Union

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