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Sex determination in ants

Yin and Yang, Venus and Mars, the Moon and the Sun, however you want to describe it, becoming a female or a male can make a big difference in your life, and not just for human beings. Dr. Misato O. Miyakawa, a former post-doc ...

dateNov 26, 2015 in Biotechnology
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Bio-mimicry and space exploration

What DaVinci was talking about, though it wasn't called it at the time, was biomimicry. Biomimicry is the practice of using designs from the natural world to solve technological and engineering problems. Were he alive today, ...

dateOct 29, 2015 in Engineering
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Ants: Both solid-like and liquid-like

Collections of ants have a remarkable ability to change shapes and tasks based on the demands of their environment. When floodwaters hit, they self-assemble and form rafts to stay alive. They can also use their bodies to ...

dateOct 26, 2015 in Materials Science
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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 ...

dateOct 08, 2015 in Plants & Animals
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