Ants: Page: 2

This is page 2 of the Ants posts on Science, Space & Robots.


Scientists Find Ants Prefer Left Turns When Exploring Unknown Spaces
Scientists from the University of Bristol have discovered that ants have a left bias when exploring unknown spaces. (January 5, 2015)

Study Finds 42 Different Ant Species Inhabit New York City
There are at least 42 different types of ant species living in New York City according to a new study. (November 12, 2014)

Ant Species Mimics Other Ant Species and Steals Their Food
A newly discovered ant species mimics another ant species so it can steal their food and follow their food trails. (October 6, 2014)

Bone-House Wasp Uses Bodies of Dead Ants to Make Its Nest
The bone-house wasp incorporates the bodies of dead ants into its nests. The newly discovered wasp from South-East China actually predates spiders and not ants. (July 7, 2014)

Bachelor Party Finds Stegomastodon Skull and Tusks at New Mexico State Park
A bachelor party stumbled across a well-preserved fossilized stegomastodon skull and tusks while camping at a New Mexico state park. (June 14, 2014)

Scientists Have Found the Oldest Known Pair of Pants
Scientists have discovered the oldest known pair of pants. The pants are 3,000 years old. (June 5, 2014)

Video: Spoor Spider Uses Hot Desert Sand to Kill Captured Dune Ants
The Spoor spider uses the hot desert sand to help kill Dune ants it captures in its underground trap. (May 11, 2014)

Plant Biodata Found Stored in Impact Glass From Asteroid and Comet Impacts
Plant biodata has been found stored in impact glass from asteroid and comet impacts from millions of years ago. (April 20, 2014)

Bacteria Turns Plants Into Zombies
Scientists have discovered how a bacteria turns plants into zombies. The bacteria is spread from plant to plant by leafhoppers. (April 14, 2014)

Researchers Study Impact of Antidepressants on Shrimp and Other Aquatic Creatures
Researchers from the University of Portsmith have studied the impact of antidepressants on aquatic wildlife, such as crabs, cuttlefish and prawns. (April 4, 2014)

Six New Species of Dracula Ants Discovered in Madagascar
Six new Dracula ants have been discovered in Madagascar. The Mystrium species is unique in that minor works can become queens. (April 2, 2014)

Bionic Plants: MIT Researchers Augment Plants With Nanomaterials
MIT researchers augment plants with nanomaterials to boost their energy production. (March 19, 2014)

Ants Use Buoyant Larvae and Pupae as Base For Living Ant Rafts
Ants tend to use the buoyant larave and pupae as the base when they build living ant rafts to escape floods. (February 27, 2014)

Crazy Ants Neutralize Fire Ant Venom By Secreting Formic Acid
Crazy ants have the ability to detoxify fire ant venom by secreting formic acid and smearing it all over their bodies. (February 13, 2014)

Large Colorful Beetle That Lives With Ants Discovered in Guyane
Scientists from the Smithsonian Institution have discovered the Spectacular Guyane False-form beetle. The beetle lives with ants. (January 21, 2014)

Pillage Ant: New Slave-Making Ant Species Discovered in Eastern U.S.
A new species of slave-making ant has been discovered in the Eastern U.S. The Pillage Ant sends tiny raiing parties out and uses chemical camouflage and artistic rapier fencing. (January 20, 2014)

Scientists Discover Fungus Farming Ghost Ant Species in Brazil
Scientists have discovered a new genus and species of ghost ants that create fungal gardens. (January 6, 2014)

Ant Physics: Fire Ant Mass Behaves as Liquid and Solid
Video from the New York Times shows fire ants flowing like a liquid and bouncing back like a solid. (December 20, 2013)

33 New Ant Species Discovered in Central America. Some Named After Mayan Lords and Demons
33 new ant species discovered in Central America and the Caribbean. Some of the ants have been named after Mayan lords and demons. (July 30, 2013)

Leafcutter Ants Carry Signs to Protect Rainforest in WWF Campaign
Leafcutter ants were used in a unique WWF campaign. They carried signs - etched in leaves - in the Ant Rally campaign. (July 16, 2013)