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Why some butterflies sound like ants

Ant nests can offer a lot to organisms other than just ants. They are well-protected, environmentally-stable and resource-rich spaces—in many ways everything a tiny creature could ask for in a home. So long as you can live ...

dateOct 29, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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A battle for ant sperm

And you thought the sexual battles between people could get weird and fierce? Try ants. In a new study, biologists at the University of Vermont have discovered some queen ants that make sexual bondage into a life and death ...

dateOct 28, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Zombie ant fungi 'know' brains of their hosts

( —A parasitic fungus that reproduces by manipulating the behavior of ants emits a cocktail of behavior-controlling chemicals when encountering the brain of its natural target host, but not when infecting other ...

dateAug 25, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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Meet the "swarmies"- robotics' answer to bugs

( —A small band of NASA engineers and interns is about to begin testing a group of robots and related software that will show whether it's possible for autonomous machines to scurry about an alien world such as ...

dateAug 22, 2014 in Robotics
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