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Posts tagged Ants

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.

March 9, 2009

 

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The Original Ant Farm

Ants have been practicing agriculture for millions of years. Actually they can can milk certain insects like a farmer milking a cow.

September 15, 2008

 

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The Special Relationship Between Ants and Lycaenid Butterflies

Learn about the surprising relationship between caterpillars and ants.

October 9, 2007

 

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Learning from Ant Societies

Ants have an amazing ability to communicate with each other and work together to accomplish complex tasks. Humans should learn from them!

November 21, 2006

 

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Ants on Stilts

We've all had ant troops visit us on our picnics. Find out more about the science behind the march of the ants.

May 22, 2006

 

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Is That Bug Really a Bug?

True bugs are distinguished from other insects by the structure of their mouthparts and the way they feed.

March 21, 2006

 

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Trap-building Ants

Many studies are done on ant behavior, but these amazing Amazonian ants are especially tricky.

July 7, 2005

 

Climbing the Walls

It’s such a common sight, you probably don’t think twice. You swat at the fly buzzing around your head, and it seeks refuge on the ceiling. You stomp at an ant crawling along the baseboard, and it escapes by climbing the wall. Insects seem to respect the law of gravity about as much as someone with diplomatic immunity respects a local jaywalking ordinance. How do they get away with it? Learn more on this Moment of Science.

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