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Posts tagged Ants

July 3, 2014

 

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Ants And Antibiotics

Humans aren't the only creatures to exploit the anti-fungal properties of some bacteria.

February 21, 2014

 

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What Do Naked Mole Rats And Ants Have In Common?

You might be surprised by just how alike the world's homeliest rodent species is to many colony-building insect species.

July 16, 2013

 

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A World Without Insects

A world without them might not be as nice as we might think...

June 20, 2013

 

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The First Farmers

Farming has been a useful tool for a long long time, and not just for humans!

April 19, 2013

 

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Ants And Their Dead

Has your house ever been under an ant invasion? Learn more on a Moment of Science.

June 30, 2011

 

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Zombie Ants Invade Brazilian Rainforests

Scientists have found zombie ants in the Brazilian rainforests.

April 5, 2011

 

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The Mystery Of The Fern’s Nectar

For a plant, nectar is something like a political campaign contribution. "The Mystery of the Fern's Nectar" on this Moment of Science.

September 10, 2010

 

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Acacia Trees Use Ants To Defend Against Elephants

An unusual partnership is happening on the African plain. The whistling-thorn acacia tree is using ants to defend against elephant attacks.

June 14, 2010

 

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Cockroaches V. Radiation: Who Wins?

We've all heard rumors that cockroaches can survive, well, anything. But, could they survive nuclear war?

November 17, 2009

 

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Acacias, Ants And Elephants

Learn how acacias, ants and elephants work together to survive.

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