Ants: Page: 3

This is page 3 of the Ants posts on Science, Space & Robots.

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)

Scientists Discover Feeding Relationship Between Ants and Bornean Insect-Eating Pitcher Plant
Ants and a Bornean insect-eating pitcher plant have a unique relationship. The ants dive into the plant and consume mosquito larvae and prey that falls into the trap. (May 24, 2013)

Pirate Ant: New Species of Ant Discovered in Philippines Has Markings Resembling Eye Patch
The Pirate Ant is a new ant species from the Phillipines with a bizarre pigmentation pattern. (May 21, 2013)

Researchers Say Elephant's Tomb in Carmona May Have Been Temple to God Mithras
Researchers say the Elephant's Tomb in the Roman necropolis of Carmona may have been a temple to the god Mithras. (May 11, 2013)

Some Stenamma Ants Close Nest With Clay Door-Pebble
Scientists have discovered 33 new species of Stenamma, a leaf-litter ant genus that inhabits moderately humid to wet forests throughout the Holarctic region, Central America, and part of northwestern South America (Colombia and Ecuador). (April 25, 2013)

Study Finds Most Ants Change Careers as They Age
Researchers from the University of Lausanne in Switzerland developed a tracking system to monitor colonies of the ant Camponotus fellah. (April 21, 2013)

Red Wood Ants Observed Altering Behavior Before Earthquakes
LiveScience reports that scientists from the University Duisburg-Essen in Germany have been monitoring the nests of red wood ants for the past couple years. (April 13, 2013)

Scientists Say Alpine Cushion Plants Help Other Plants Survive
Scientists have determined that alpine cushion plants help other plants survive in harsh mountain environments. (February 22, 2013)

Panasonic Researchers Develop Artificial Photosynthesis System
Researchers at Panasonic have developed a device called the Artificial Photosynthesis System. (January 24, 2013)

Rasberry Crazy Ants, Known to Damage Electronics, Identified as Nylanderia Fulva
The Rasberry Crazy Ant has been officially identified as Nylanderia fulva. (September 23, 2012)

Ants Farm Aphid Clones in Subterranean Rooms
Scientists have discovered that ants farm aphid clones in subterranean rooms. (July 5, 2012)

Several New Ant Species Discovered in the Philippines
David General of Palawan State University, The Philippines and Gary Alpert of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard University have discovered nine genera of ants that had never been recorded before in the Philippines. (June 27, 2012)

Fungi Helps Plants Eat Insects
Researchers at Brock University have discovered that plants can consume nutrients from insects with the help of a fungi called Metarhizium. (June 25, 2012)

Skinny Jeans Linked to Permanent Nerve Damage
Here is some disturbing news for those regular squeezing themselves into skinny jeans. (May 24, 2012)

Carnivorous Plant in Borneo Has Symbiotic Relationship With Ants
The carnivorous plant, Nepenthes bicalcarata, which grows in the nutrient-poor peat swamp forests of Borneo, has been found to have a symbiotic relationship with the ant species Camponotus schmitzi. (May 11, 2012)

Scientists Discover Fungus That Attacks Zombie-Ant Fungus
A research team, led by David Hughes of Penn State University, has discovered a fungus that attacks Ophiocordyceps, the zombie-ant fungus. (May 5, 2012)

Peter the Elephant Plays With Tablet
Here is a video of Peter the elephant playing with a Samsung tablet, the Galaxy Note. (March 29, 2012)

Video: New Designs for Nuclear Reactors
Here is a video from the Wall Street Journal which shows some new designs for nuclear reactors. (March 10, 2012)