Pitiful humans. You probably thought you rule the world.
The colony may be the largest of its type ever known for any insect species, and could rival humans in the scale of its world domination.
What's more, people are unwittingly helping the mega-colony stick together.
If Japanese researchers are correct (and who would know better about vast alien menaces than the people who discovered Tyrannosaurus Gojiro in its unnatural habitat?), most of the ants in the world are part of a single, colossal mega-colony. And it's still growing.
Despite the best efforts of government and multinational corporations to make the human species more ant-like, we'll never catch up. The only solution is space travel. And even that may not work. According to the Japanese, we created this hive in the first place.
If we don't bring them with us, they'll surely follow.
(Via Tom Lawrence.)