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Ants, Ants Everywhere: and a lot more than you think

Ants are everywhere: so much so that they often heralded as one of evolution’s success stories. Recently, three open access papers have exposed secrets behind these social insects’ triumph—by unearthing their routes to new habitats; comparing how the workers measure-up to one another; and by dissecting the source of the ant’s ‘superhero’ strength. Ants have … Continue reading

Slime moulds stick together through thick and thin

 Living with other people can be tough at times, particularly if you’ve gotten used to living on your own before. For example, someone can be driven slowly potty when living with a ‘rollophobic’ by his or her pathological inability to change the loo roll. As such, sharing your living space harmoniously requires both patience and cooperation, … Continue reading

Nature’s Tough Guys

What are the toughest creatures in nature? You might instinctively imagine lions, and tigers, and bears… oh my! With fearsome claws and bone-crushing jaws, these carnivores might seem an obvious choice. Then again, a stampeding elephant is clearly a formidable force of nature, tough enough to trample all in its path – whilst the deadly … Continue reading