Ants

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Classroom Activity Page: Four genomes for ants have just been decoded. The genetic information gives us a better More »

Flight without wings

Flight without wings

Scientists thought wings were the first evidence of flight. But plenty of falling ants can glide back to “their” tree to avoid being More »

Enter the realm of the ants

Enter the realm of the ants

In many environments, ants know the tricks of survival, even domination. Skeptical? Ask the fire ant. Ask the army ant. More »

Ants: My Family, Right or Wrong!

Ants: My Family, Right or Wrong!

The Argentine ant invaded California 100 years ago, forming “super-colonies” that stretch hundreds of miles. Ants on the attack? More »

Ant Ambush: Hunting on 6 Legs!

Ant Ambush: Hunting on 6 Legs!

Researchers marvel at the traps set by ingenious ants to capture flying and jumping prey that might otherwise escape. More »

Ant Farmers

Ant Farmers

Leaf-cutter ants invented farming many million years ago, when they domesticated fungus. Meet the first mushroom farmers! More »