The society you live in can shape the complexity of your brain—and it does so differently for social insects than for humans and other vertebrate animals.
Cities have long been likened to organisms, ant colonies, and river networks. But these and other analogies fail to capture the essence of how cities really function.
Natural selection can be an agonizingly long process. Some organisms have a way of taking matters into their own hands, or—in the case of the ant species Cerapachys biroi—mandibles.
Asked to name one way people have changed the environment, many people would probably say "global warming." But that's really just the start of it.
- Scientists have known for a while that coral reefs around the world are dying, and in a worst-case scenario they were counting on large, healthy-looking corals to repopulate.
The spread of a disease that is decimating global bee populations is manmade, and driven by European honeybee populations, new research has concluded.
A new U.S. report blames a combination of problems for a mysterious and dramatic disappearance of honeybees across the country since 2006.
Bumblebees infected with a common intestinal parasite are drawn to flowers whose nectar and pollen have a medicinal effect, a Dartmouth-led study shows. The findings suggest that plant chemistry could help combat the decline ...
College students have always had a taste for beer, and archaeologists have uncovered new evidence at the College of William and Mary to prove it.