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Crazy Ants Rely On Secret Weapon In War Against Fire Ants, Research Finds
Science & Tech  (tags: animals, ants, discovery, interesting, investigation, world )

- 597 days ago -
The highly invasive species of ants commonly known as 'crazy ants' have been spreading rapidly throughout the US southwest in recent years, generally displacing the larger and more-venomous fire ants. The reasons for this somewhat strange changing of the
Ants Use Multiple Antibiotics as Weed Killers
Science & Tech  (tags: ants, actinomycetes, antibiotics, soil, fungal infectionsenvironment, health, research )

- 1866 days ago -
ants use the antibiotics to inhibit the growth of unwanted fungi and bacteria in their fungus cultures which they use to feed their larvae and queen. These antibiotics are produced by actinomycete bacteria that live on the ants in a mutual symbiosis.
Ants More Rational Than Humans?
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, study, ants, humans, rationality, irrational, decision making, interesting )

- 2264 days ago -
ScienceDaily (July 25, 2009) -- In a study released online on July 22 in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society: Biological Sciences, researchers at Arizona State University and Princeton University show that ants can accomplish a task more---
Super-Colony of Ants Rivals Human Society as Population Stretches Around the Globe
Science & Tech  (tags: sceintists, study, ants, global populations, humans, super colonyworld )

- 2287 days ago -
Argentine ants from three huge colonies in Europe, America and Japan are actually part of one global super-colony, scientists have revealed. The aggressive insects were first native to South America but humans have since spread them to the four corners
Fire Ants Creat Lifeboat To Survive Flooding
Science & Tech  (tags: ants, amazon )

- 2521 days ago -
If I didn't see this with my own eyes I wouldn't believe it! Watch as these Fire ants in the Amazon rain forest form a lifeboat of sorts made of ants. They are so light that the surface tension of the ants alone keeps them floating.
Ants Are Fungus Farmers
Science & Tech  (tags: science, research, study, animals, Entomology, ants, evolution, agricuture, DNA, computer algorithms, concept, discovery, future, technology )

- 2746 days ago -
By studying the agricultural evolution of leaf-cutter ants, as well as various other species, scientists may be able to develop improved human agricultural and medical methods.
When Ants Gather, They Use One Brain
Science & Tech  (tags: science, scientists, discovery, collective brains, ants )

- 2875 days ago -
Science is discovering that animals that swarm develop a collective brain that enables them to think as a single organism. Wow! If birds and fish and ants can get smarter by swarming together, why can't we? When humans swarm we seem to develop a xenophob

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