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Posts tagged Ants

November 18, 2014

 

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Los Ant-geles

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

September 25, 2014

 

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Termite Turf

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

July 3, 2014

 

Ants are really very sophisticated considering out small they are.

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.

April 19, 2013

 

Ants like this one carry their waste matter, including other dead ants, to a dumpster of sorts called a "midden"

Ants And Their Dead

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

June 30, 2011

 

Zombie Ants Invade Brazilian Rainforests

Scientists have found zombie ants in the Brazilian rainforests.

April 5, 2011

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Acacias, Ants And Elephants

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

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