News tagged with termites

Climate control in termite mounds

When they make their way into homes, some species of termites can be destructive pests. Their fungus-harvesting relatives in Africa and Asia, however, are known for their construction prowess, collectively ...

dateNov 25, 2014 in General Physics
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Headbanging termites send out smoke signals

Communicating over long distances is difficult; for example, the sound of our voices can rarely be heard or understood further away than 100 m. Yet, long before the invention of the telephone or e-mail, humans ...

dateAug 08, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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