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December 18, 2015
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Ants build ‘living’ bridges with their bodies, speak volumes about group intelligence

Columns of workers penetrate the forest, furiously gathering as much food and supplies as they can. They are a massive army that living things know to avoid, and that few natural obstacles can waylay. So determined are these legions that … Continue reading

February 19, 2014
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With Their Amazing Necks, Ants Don’t Need “High Hopes” to Do Heavy Lifting

Ants can lift up to 5,000 times their own body weight, new study suggests COLUMBUS, Ohio — High hopes may help move a rubber tree plant (as the old song goes), but the real secret to the ant’s legendary strength … Continue reading

August 6, 2012
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Predatory Beetles Eavesdrop on Ants’ Chemical Conversations to Find Best Egg-Laying Sites

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— Predatory beetles can detect the unique alarm signal released by ants that are under attack by parasitic flies, and the beetles use those overheard conversations to guide their search for safe egg-laying sites on coffee bushes. Azteca … Continue reading

January 16, 2012
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Predators Hunt for A Balanced Diet

Predators select their prey in order to eat a nutritionally balanced diet and give themselves the best chance of producing healthy offspring. A University of Exeter and Oxford-led study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows for the … Continue reading

April 22, 2011
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Evolution of Human ‘Super-Brain’ Tied To Development of Bipedalism, Tool-Making

Scientists seeking to understand the origin of the human mind may want to look to honeybees — not ancestral apes — for at least some of the answers, according to a University of Colorado Boulder archaeologist. CU-Boulder Research Associate John … Continue reading

February 4, 2011
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Ants’ Ecosystem Role is ‘Key’

Research by the University of Exeter has revealed that ants have a big impact on their local environment as a result of their activity as ‘ecosystem engineers’ and predators. The study, published in the Journal of Animal Ecology, found that … Continue reading

May 30, 2009
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Farmers, Warriors, Builders: The Hidden Life of Ants – The ‘Ants Gala’

Normally we are used to see Hollywood Gala, Stars Gala, and some more different types of gala, where mainly movie stars are the main attractions. Then comes directors, producers, etc. etc. Needless to mention about the music galas.   However, … Continue reading