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The ants that conquered the world

About one tenth of the world's ants are close relatives; they all belong to just one genus out of 323, called Pheidole. "If you go into any tropical forest and take a stroll, you will step on one of these ants," says Okinawa ...

dateDec 24, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Astronomy in Indigenous knowledge

Indigenous Australians have been developing complex knowledge systems for tens of thousands of years. These knowledge systems - which seek to understand, explain, and predict nature - are passed to successive generations ...

dateDec 01, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Florida harvester ants regularly relocate

Florida harvester ants move and construct a similar subterranean nest about once a year, according to a study published November 19, 2014 in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Walter Tschinkel from Florida State University.

dateNov 19, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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How beetles hack into ant colonies

Pretending to be one of them, ant-nest beetles trick ants to rear their brood—and then reward their hosts by devouring them. UA entomologists have discovered that the beetles evolve at an astonishing rate.

dateNov 03, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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