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Ant queens lay more eggs as they age

Ant queens get better at laying eggs as they get older, researchers report in the Apr. 11 issue of the open access journal PLoS ONE. Furthermore, this high egg-laying rate did not shorten the queens' life spans, as would ...

dateApr 11, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Ant identification boosts blue butterflies

Scientists have developed a fast, cheap and reliable technique that vastly improves the chances of successfully reintroducing the endangered large blue butterfly to the UK.

dateMar 05, 2012 in Ecology
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Flying robots swoop and swarm as a team

Tech-savvy TED-goers watched in wonder as flying robots darted through tossed hoops, worked together in swarms and even formed a band to play trademark "James Bond" film theme music.

dateMar 03, 2012 in Robotics
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