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Three Way Ant Warfare a Lesson in Co-Existence

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December 3, 2013
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Research showing how fungus-farming ants allow parasites to pillage their crop and eat their offspring, in exchange for offering protection against an even more brutal enemy, is offering clues into co-evolution between species. Jim Drury has more.


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Reuters (Dec. 12, 2013) — Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are spying on ant colonies, conducting research that could one day lead to the development of ant-like robots that work together as a team. But first, the scientists want to know how the ants organize themselves to build their complex subterranean nests, and they're using old and new technologies to find out. Ben Gruber has more.
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Newsy (Mar. 29, 2013) — US scientists have built small robots that mimic ant colony movements through light trails.
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Mechanical Carp Takes Marine Robotics to New Depths

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Reuters (Oct. 21, 2013) — The next generation of weapons for marine warfare may look and behave like fish. Scientists in Singapore are copying the natural movement of carp to develop a sea-going robot for use in stealth missions for the military, search and rescue operations or ocean floor research. Rob Muir reports.
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Yellowstone Ecosystem Saved by the Ecology of Fear

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FORA.tv (Dec. 19, 2012) — The Spine of the Continent introduces us to one of the single most ambitious conservation efforts ever undertaken: to create linked protected areas extending from the Yukon to Mexico, the entire length of North America. This movement is the brainchild of Michael Soule, the founder of conservation biology and the peer of E.O. Wilson and Paul Ehrlich, who endorse his effort as necessary to protecting the continued existence of nature on our continent.
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