Science To survive S. Carolina floods, ants build rafts from their own bodies

Reporters have seen ants forming "ant islands" in only minutes to stay afloat amid floods in South Carolina. 

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The mammoth floods in South Carolina have claimed the lives of fourteen people and left at least nine dams breached. But the water doesn’t seem to be much of a problem for ants, who are building body rafts to stay afloat.