A honey bee hive tells all
Exactly what plants do honey bees visit on their daily forages for food in rural Madison County, Ohio? A research team led by Dr. Reed Johnson from The Ohio State University has found that the answer lies ...
Study shows some spiders have individualized personalities
Researchers glue bar codes on to ants to study individual behavior within group (w/ video)
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 find high-fructose corn syrup may be tied to worldwide collapse of bee colonies
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 ...
Field study shows group decision making not always the best
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.
Fractal patterns spontaneously emerge during bacterial cell growth
Scientists discover highly asymmetric and branched patterns are the result of physical forces and local instabilities; research has important implications for understanding biofilms and multicellular systems.
Proving 'group selection': Spider colonies need the correct mix of personalities to survive
Along rivers in Tennessee and Georgia, scientists have been studying brownish-orange spiders, called Anelosimus studiosus, that make cobwebby nests "anywhere from the size of a golf ball to the size of a V ...
Study shows use of feces as building material by termites serves as antibiotic
Zombie ant fungi manipulate hosts to die on the 'doorstep' of the colony
A parasitic fungus that must kill its ant hosts outside their nest to reproduce and transmit their infection, manipulates its victims to die in the vicinity of the colony, ensuring a constant supply of potential ...
'Swindon Honeybee' could save Britain's bees
CMOS technology provides new insights into how biofilms form
In a study published today in Nature Communications, a research team led by Ken Shepard, professor of electrical engineering and biomedical engineering at Columbia Engineering, and Lars Dietrich, assistant profes ...