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Ants expert discovers new Utah species in the backyard

SALT CITY – It was a warm August evening in 2018, when Jack Longino discovered something out of the ordinary in his backyard. "That's where I noticed those four tiny ants that I did not know belong here," said Longino A professor of biology at the University of Utah and an entomologist, Longino is trained to discover new species , …

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Spiders and ants inspire metal that does not sink: NewsCenter

. 6 November 2019 <img width = "1000" height = "600" src = "https://www.rochester.edu/newscenter/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/fea-superhydrophobic-metal-unsinkable. jpg "alt =" Two small metal discs immersed in a beaker filled with water, one sunk below the other, the other floating to the surface of the top on the Water Surface in the Laboratory of Professor Chunlei Guo (Photo by Rochester University / J. Adam …

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Spiders and ants inspire metal that does not sink

In the laboratory of Professor Chunlei Guo, a metal-etched laser floats high up on the surface of the water. Picture credits: University of Rochester Photo / J. Adam Fenster Researchers at the University of Rochester, inspired by dipping bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created a metallic structure that is so water-repellent that it does not sink, no …

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Cannibal Ants thrive in abandoned nuclear bunkers – and they've escaped

Checking recently on a colony of Formica polyctena ants that fell into the nether depths of a decrepit, abandoned nuclear weapons storage bunker in rural Poland, by a team of researchers led by Prof Wojciech Czechowski of the Polish Academy of Science In fact, they were proliferated – even though their entrapment had cut off the colony from any known …

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One million cannibal ants captured in the Soviet nuclear bunker have fled

A "colony" of up to one million cannibals trapped in a nuclear bunker for years escaped, as scientists in Poland reported. The ants, which had no other source of food other than their dead nestmates, were first discovered. In 2013, the composition consisted entirely of worker ants, which meant they could not reproduce. How her number got so big was …

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After this mushroom transforms ants into zombies, their bodies explode

An Ophiocordyceps dipterigina mushroom on a fly in the Brazilian forest reserve Adolfo Ducke. – João Araújo on the New York Times. Some are looking for the origin of our species. Others hunt for the origin of birds. On October 24, a team of researchers reported important new insights into the origins of zombies – in this case ants zombated …

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Alibaba's new 33% stake highlights a possible listing of ants

HONG KONG – Alibaba Group Holding has bought one-third of Ant Financial, the operator of Alipay, China's leading online payment system. However, it remains uncertain whether the restructuring paves the way for Ant's long-awaited listing. Alibaba receives the 33% interest in exchange for terminating a profit sharing agreement requiring Ant Financial to divest 37.5% of its pre-tax profit to the …

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Ants living in the Australian desert are ready for "Insect Armageddon"

sixteenth July (UPI) – For 22 years, scientists studied ant populations in the Simpson Desert in northern Australia. Their discoveries suggest that the ant species in the region are surprisingly resilient, able to thrive under variable conditions – and may well be well prepared for the possibility of an insect armageddon. The term "insect armageddon" became popular in the course …

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Australian ants prepared for 'Insect Armageddon' – ScienceDaily

La Trobe University researchers have uncovered an exception to the global phenomenon known as 'Insect Armageddon' Researchers studied ants in the Simpson Desert for 22 years and found that local Changes in climate, such as long-term increases in rainfall, combined with human efforts to restore ecosystems, may have led to increased numbers of species – rather than the declines which …

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Ants conquer United Airlines flights from Italy to Newark

Passengers aboard a United Airlines flight from Italy to New Jersey were intercepted thanks to an invasion of ants in the cabin. The six-legged insects spilled out of a pocket in the overhead compartment and scurried in whatever direction, "a series of tweets on the scary-crawling puzzle say. and ants ants run out and in every direction. Charlotte Burns tweeted …

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