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Tropical ants in Europe

"Imagine I could send an ecologist to Europe back tens of millions of years ago. Then, ask them to look at the ants and to tell me where they think they have landed… They would say Southeast Asia", explains Prof. Evan Economo ...

date5 hours ago in Plants & Animals
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Ant communication—secrets of the antennae

A research group has identified chemosensory proteins (CSPs) that play important roles in communications between worker ants. CSPs may represent a starting point for elucidation of the molecular mechanisms involved in the ...

dateAug 28, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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Ants self-medicate to fight disease

We humans have been using self-medication to cure the illnesses since the dawn of our species. There is some evidence that also other animals can exhibit this type of behavior, but the evidence has been hard to come by.

dateAug 24, 2015 in Evolution
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