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Ants invented farming 60 million years ago

Soon after the demise of the dinosaurs, ants learned how to farm. The story of the mutualism between leafcutter ants and their fungal crop culminates in industrial-scale farming that surpasses even human farming in its efficiency. via rddit science http:/

The Detroit Zoo is home to animals from A to Z, including aardvarks and zebras and hundreds of other species in between.  More than 2,500 animals representing over 270 species of amphibians, mammals, birds and reptiles live in the Zoo’s 125-acres of true-to-life habitats that bring visitors face-to-face with these exotic creatures.

Black bear links real objects to computer images - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

From chaos to order: How ants optimize food search. Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways.

From chaos to order: How ants optimize food search. Ants are capable of complex problem-solving strategies that could be widely applied as optimization techniques. An individual ant searching for food walks in random ways.

Every year millions of birds make heroic journeys guided by Earth's magnetic field. How they detect magnetic fields has puzzled scientists for decades. Today, the Keays lab at the Research Institute of Molecular Pathology in Vienna has added some important pieces to this puzzle. | Read more: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130426073811.htm

Bird navigation: Great balls of iron

Cells from the inner ear of pigeons stained with a chemical that turns iron bright blue.

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Wasp venom may deliver a painful sting, but scientists from the Institute for Biomedical Research (IRB Barcelona) have carried out successful in vitro tests using the venom to kill breast cancer tumor cells, a new study describes.

Honey bee queens highly vulnerable to two neonicotinoid insecticides...A research team from Bern, Switzerland and Wolfville, Canada has found that honey bee queens, which are crucial to colony functioning, are severely affected by two neonicotinoid insecticides. In 2013, governments in Europe moved to partially restrict the use of these neonicotinoids while further risks assessments could be performed. The province of Ontario, Canada followed suit in 2015... -- ScienceDaily

Honey bee queens highly vulnerable to two neonicotinoid insecticides

Honey bee queens highly vulnerable to two neonicotinoid insecticides...A research team from Bern, Switzerland and Wolfville, Canada has found that honey bee queens, which are crucial to colony functioning, are severely affected by two neonicotinoid insecticides. In 2013, governments in Europe moved to partially restrict the use of these neonicotinoids while further risks assessments could be performed. The province of Ontario, Canada followed suit in 2015... -- ScienceDaily

'Benevolent sexism' is not an oxymoron and has insidious consequences for women, experts argue

'Benevolent sexism' is not an oxymoron and has insidious consequences for women, experts argue

A giant quake may lurk under Bangladesh and beyond - https://scienceblog.com/485777/giant-quake-may-lurk-bangladesh-beyond/

A huge earthquake may be building beneath Bangladesh the most densely populated nation on earth. Scientists say they have new evidence of increasing strain there where two tectonic plates underlie the worlds largest river delta. via rddit science http:

DANGIT Moon Moon!

It’s Monday, you could use some motivation (22 Photos)

(Photo of a dog tripping on the shores of Uzundere Lake in Turkey by Suleyman Oguz / Caters News via The Telegraph) ” DAMMIT MOON MOON

Fruit flies show mark of intelligence in thinking before they act, study suggests -- ScienceDaily

Fruit flies show mark of intelligence in thinking before they act, study suggests

Fruit flies ‘think’ before they act Oxford University neuroscientists have shown that fruit flies take longer to make more difficult decisions. In experiments asking fruit flies to distinguish between.

The redomestication of wolves: Large predators are reoccupying former ranges, where they often rely on newly available human foods -- ScienceDaily

The redomestication of wolves: Large predators are reoccupying former ranges, where they often rely on newly available human foods

The redomestication of wolves: Large predators are reoccupying former ranges, where they often rely on newly available human foods -- ScienceDaily

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A new study revealed an alarming increase of massive animal die-offs occurring around the globe. In a multi-institutional study researchers from University of San Diego, Yale University and the .

First brain scans of #sea# lions give clues to strandings. #Brain scans and behavioral tests of California sea lions that stranded on shore show how an algal toxin disrupts brain networks, leading to deficits in spatial memory.

First brain scans of sea lions give clues to strandings: Neuroscience links toxin to strandings

First brain scans of lions give clues to strandings. scans and behavioral tests of California sea lions that stranded on shore show how an algal toxin disrupts brain networks, leading to deficits in spatial memory.

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BUILDING BODYGUARDS  Neglecting their colony tasks, ants hang around — and defend — a Narathura japonica caterpillar that oozes droplets spiked with substances that alter ant brain chemistry. ~~ M.K. Hojo

Caterpillar treats and tricks ants by oozing spiked juice

BUILDING BODYGUARDS Neglecting their colony tasks, ants hang around — and defend — a Narathura japonica caterpillar that oozes droplets spiked with substances that alter ant brain chemistry.

Crop domestication is a balancing act: Some ants are still trying to get it…

Crop domestication is a balancing act: Some ants are still trying to get it right (ScienceDaily: Agriculture and Food News)

Crop domestication is a balancing act: Some ants are still trying to get it…

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