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Posts tagged Ants

November 12, 2015



Lazy Ants

Scientists think they know why some ants get the job done while others kick back and watch them work.

June 22, 2015


ants on a leaf

European Fire Ants Wreaking Havoc

Invasive ants promote the growth of invasive plants.

November 18, 2014


ants on branch

Los Ant-geles

Despite their immensely complex thoroughfares, ants never have traffic jams. How do they do it?

October 14, 2014


a closeup of beaver

A Cottonwood, a Beaver and a Beetle

Where most insects fear to tread, a brave beetle feasts on beaver-ravaged cottonwood trees.

September 25, 2014


termite colony  more photos from the Yasuni Research Station

Termite Turf

Termite colonies are fascinating microcosms of social order (that will eat you out of house and home).

July 3, 2014


An ant on a purple flower

Ants And Antibiotics

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

February 21, 2014


A naked mole rat in profile eating cheese

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


assorted insects on a white board

A World Without Insects

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

June 20, 2013


leafcutter ant crawling next to a leaf

The First Farmers

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

April 19, 2013


Close up of ant

Ants And Their Dead

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

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