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Opinion
07.14.2017
The demonstration of intestinal parasites in World War I soldiers provides additional evidence of the horror of these men’s daily lives. This discovery was possible thanks to an emerging discipline,...
Opinion
02.07.2017
In a recent book, Marc Boulay and Sébastien Steyer set themselves quite a challenge: that of imagining what animals will be like in 10 million years' time. Steyer, a paleontologist, outlines the...
Article
01.19.2017
A new study sheds light on how some ant species ingeniously combine vision and memory to find their way back from foraging expeditions—whether walking forward, backward or sideways.
Article
01.10.2017
A previously unidentified type of ant trail has recently come to light: the longhorn crazy ant’s unique scent marks that help crews of coworkers carry a bulky load across obstacle-strewn territory. A...
Opinion
12.26.2016
Sleep is a loss of time and—at least for wild animals—increases the risk of being attacked and eaten. So why has evolution perpetuated this function? According to the biologist Paul-Antoine Libourel...
Article
12.20.2016
Following up on their earlier revelation that blobs of slime mold possess previously unsuspected learning capacities, a group of French scientists now go on to show how readily blobs share what they...