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.
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 ... watch video
FORA.tv (Dec. 18, 2014) The Rewilding of California Wolf Territory
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What would it be like to live in a world with no predators roaming our landscapes? Would ... watch video
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 ... watch video
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 ... watch video
Reuters (Nov. 11, 2013) A team of scientists in Australia are collaborating on a mission to save one of the world's rarest plants - an orchid species of which there are believed to be only two in existence.So vulnerable is ... watch video
Deutsche Welle (Oct. 22, 2012) Biaowieza is Europe's last primeval forest. Located in eastern Poland, this national park is home to many endangered species - like the European bison.
The Biaowieza Forest has been in existence for ... watch video
May 21, 2015 Bacteria that live in the guts of cicadas have split into many separate but interdependent species in a strange evolutionary phenomenon that leaves them reliant on a bloated ... read more
Jan. 9, 2014 A group of scientists recently described a new slave-making ant species from the eastern USA. They baptized the new ant Temnothorax pilagens -- from pilere (Latin): to pluck, plunder or ... read more
Sep. 9, 2013 Mercenary soldiers are notoriously unreliable because their loyalty is as thin as the banknotes they get paid, and they may turn against their employers before moving on to the next dirty job. Not so ... read more
May 2, 2012 A parasite that fights the zombie-ant fungus has yielded some of its secrets to an international research team. The research reveals, for the first time, how an entire ant colony is able to survive ... read more
June 29, 2011 The development of agriculture was a significant event in human cultural evolution, but we are not the only organisms to have adopted an agricultural way of life. Researchers have now sequenced the ... read more