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What is this, an art show for ants? Why yes, Derek Zoolander! This July, South African artist Lorraine Loots will be showing 730 of her tiny paintings at Three Kings Studio, featuring everything from coin-sized hot dogs to shrunken space nebula. Called "Paintings for Ants," the show gets our vote for the Twee-est Thing in Brooklyn Award. Since January 2013, Loots has been creating a miniature pencil and watercolor painting every day. A new timelapse by filmmaker Gareth Pon reveals her meticulous, obsessive painting process. But, sadly, it doesn't show...
The thought of a swarm of ants may be disconcerting (particularly if they're in your apartment), but, according to a recent study, those little dudes are goddamn garbage-eating heroes. That's right: Ants that live in the medians and sidewalks of New York City turn out to be a vital part of the sanitation system. A team of researchers found that just the ants living in the medians on Broadway can eat about 60,000 hot...