Soldier ants reveal that evolution can go in reverse

Turtle ant soldiers and their oddly-shaped heads suggest that evolution is not always a one-way street toward increasing specialization.

Honeybee dance dialects

Honeybees use their waggle dance to tell their conspecifics where to find food. Depending on the honeybee species, there are different dance dialects.

Two NE tree species can be used in new sustainable building material

Two tree species native to the Northeast have been found to be structurally sound for use in cross-laminated timber (CLT) - a revolutionary new...

Parasitic worms have armies, and produce more soldiers when needed

A research team demonstrated for the first time that the number of soldiers in a trematode colony depends on the local invasion threat, showing...

One billion-year-old green seaweed fossils identified, relative of modern land plants

Paleontologists have made a remarkable discovery in China: 1 billion-year-old micro-fossils of green seaweeds that could be related to the ancestor of the earliest...

Citizen scientists discover a new snail, name it after Greta Thunberg

Participants in a citizen-science expedition in the Ulu Temburong National Park in Brunei, Borneo, named a new snail species after climate activist Greta Thunberg....

Fossilized insect from 100 million years ago is oldest record of primitive bee with...

Beetle parasites clinging to a primitive bee 100 million years ago may have caused the flight error that, while deadly for the insect, is...

Bumble bees prefer a low-fat diet

Are bees dying of malnourishment? Researchers examine the interactions between plants and insects. Using behavioral experiments, the team analyzes how bumble bees evaluate the...

New thalattosaur species discovered in Southeast Alaska

Scientists have identified a new species of thalattosaur, a marine reptile that lived more than 200 million years ago. The new species, Gunakadeit joseeae,...

Not-so-dirty birds? Not enough evidence to link wild birds to food-borne illness

Despite the perception that wild birds in farm fields can cause food-borne illness, a new study has found little evidence linking birds to E....

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