Study shows some spiders have individualized personalities
Evolution shapes new rules for ant behavior
In ancient Greece, the city-states that waited until their own harvest was in before attacking and destroying a rival community's crops often experienced better long-term success.
Researchers glue bar codes on to ants to study individual behavior within group (w/ video)
Fire ants assemble as a 'super-organism' (w/ video)
The ants may go marching one by one, but they end up forming a superstructure of thousands -- and together they can form a raft that stretches the boundaries of the laws of physics, according to new research ...
Next generation of algorithms inspired by problem-solving ants
(PhysOrg.com) -- An ant colony is the last place you'd expect to find a maths whiz, but University of Sydney researchers have shown that the humble ant is capable of solving difficult mathematical problems.
'Swindon Honeybee' could save Britain's bees
Unearthed 400-year-old document shows how Peruvian natives used numbers
In the early 1600s in northern Peru, a curious Spaniard jotted down some notes on the back of a letter. Four hundred years later, archaeologists dug up and studied the paper, revealing what appear to be the ...
Ants die alone, protecting their nest mates from infection
Impact of Deepwater Horizon oil spill on coral is deeper and broader than predicted
A new discovery of two additional coral communities showing signs of damage from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill expands the impact footprint of the 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico. The discovery was made ...
Scientists track gene activity when honey bees do and don't eat honey
Many beekeepers feed their honey bees sucrose or high-fructose corn syrup when times are lean inside the hive. This practice has come under scrutiny, however, in response to colony collapse disorder, the ...
Genetics reveal that reef corals and their algae live together but evolve independently
New research reveals that Caribbean corals and the algae that inhabit them form a remarkably stable relationship—new knowledge that can serve as an important tool in preserving and restoring vital reef-building ...
Honeybees show tipping points
Parasites, lack of food, cold snaps, pesticides, and poor management all can stress honeybee colonies, making it difficult to pin their collapse on a single source. However, in controlled field tests, honeybee ...
US survey finds 23% of bee colonies died this winter
Nearly one out of four American honeybee colonies died this winter—a loss that's not quite as bad as recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers.
Dopamine turns worker ants into warrior queens
(Phys.org) —The ritualized fighting behavior of one ant species is linked to increases in dopamine levels that trigger dramatic physical changes in the ants without affecting their DNA, according to research ...