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Ants form living rafts to avoid drowning

April 27th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 27 (IANS) Ants, with their pint-sized brains, avoid mass drownings by clinging to one another forming live rafts.The remarkable survival strategy belongs to South American fire ants, whose ... Read more...

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Fire ants make rafts to save themselves from floods

April 27th, 2011 - 2:27 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Apr 26 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Well, if you thought the humans were the smartest and well prepared against natural calamities, then think again! Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have ... Read more...

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How thousands of fire ants stay afloat despite piling on top of one another

April 26th, 2011 - 6:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 26 (ANI): A study has found out how thousands of fire ants stay afloat on water despite piling up one on top of another.Research has shown that a single ant ... Read more...

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Ants Attack Elderly Man In Florida

October 30th, 2010 - 7:24 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Oct 30, (THAINDIAN NEWS) In a rather bizarre turn of events, an elderly man was attacked by ants while he was laying in a hospital bed in Florida after a ... Read more...

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Invasive plant species predate humans arrival on Galapagos Islands

July 18th, 2008 - 3:02 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 18 (ANI): Fossil remains have proved that certain plants found on the Galapagos Islands, which were thought to be invasive species brought there by humans, have actually grown there ... Read more...

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Ecosystem connectivity patterns can yield better predictions of future ecological change

June 2nd, 2008 - 4:16 pm ICT by admin
Washington, June 2 (ANI): By examining how human influences interact with natural processes to influence connectivity at the continental scale, ecologists have determined that networks of large-scale experiments are needed to ... Read more...

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Young fire ants play dead for survival

April 9th, 2008 - 2:39 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Playing dead is a well-known defence mechanism in nature, and even young fire ant workers arent unaware of it - the tiny little creatures adopt the same ... Read more...

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