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Extreme Specialization In Ants Plugs Potholes

South American army ants (Eciton burchellii) adopt some unusual tactics to conduct their predatory raids more efficiently over rough terrain. Scientists from the University of Bristol report that some ants use their bodies to plug potholes in the trail, making a flatter surface so that prey can be delivered to the developing young back at […]

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Brain Knows More Than It Lets On

While our behaviors may vary, the knowledge we hold in our brains is remarkably resilient, say scientists who have been observing the antics of rhesus monkeys. They believe that we often make unwise choices although we should know better, and that the brain remembers, even if we don’t. Study leader Thomas D. Albright, from the […]

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