Synopsis: Seventy years ago, Erwin Schrodinger posed a profound question: ‘What is life, and how did it emerge from non-life?’ This problem has puzzled biologists and physical scientists ever since. 255 more words
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Fighting Ant Foes
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Ants may seem, at first look, to be cooperative—or even harmonious—with their fellow ants. However, here the legendary evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson shares footage of ant-war, showing just how aggressive and hostile ants can be, and explaining how they determine who is friend and who is foe.
Special thanks to Johnjoe McFadden for answering 5 questions about the book he co-authored, which has recently been featured – Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology… 698 more words
The Ant Cemetery
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After checking the pulse or the brain activity, the doctor officially pronounces a person dead; and then that person is buried. But what do ants do with their dead comrades?
It’s study week. Hopefully a good many of my classmates will interpret that as “Beer Week” and by default I’ll go up a few notches in the student ranking purely by default before they even see the blundering tripe I’ve written in my report and handed in as a real sciencey psychomology paper thingy. 482 more words
Order out of Chaos: Ant Communication
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An ant colony is a frenzy of activity. Somehow, in the midst of what appears to be a sea of chaos, the ants manage to work together to create an orderly home.