Have you ever encountered an Army Ant Death Spiral? Also known as an ant mill, it's a freaky phenomenon where a cluster of army ants become separated from the main foraging party. This can cause them to lose the pheromone track, and in turn they begin following each other in a never-ending spiral. Sometimes, the ants spiral until they die from exhaustion. There is a strange, hypnotic beauty about these ants spiraling themselves to death.
Vespa mandarinia, also known as "murder hornets," are a menace to bees. They "can brutally attack and wipe out entire honeybee colonies in hours," reports Smithsonian Magazine. "Once the hornets infiltrate a nest, they remove the hive's brood and take bee larvae and pupae back to their nests to feed their own young." In this… READ THE REST
A new paper published in the Journal of Paleontology, titled "A new remarkably preserved fossil assassin bug (Insecta, Heteroptera, Reduviidae) from the Eocene Green River Formation of Colorado" contains a lil' surprise below the bug belt. As Haaretz reports: Looking at the photograph, one's eyes are drawn to the dark figure-8 seemingly attached to the… READ THE REST
Leafcutter ants are fascinating tropical creatures that farm fungus gardens, require access to certain resources in order to survive and grow, and are constantly splitting off from the pack to form new colonies with connections to the old. Which, of course, makes them the perfect species to adapt into a version of Settlers of Catan,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Have you ever been interested in learning more about a career in photography? Nowadays, with most brands relying heavily on digital marketing, learning professional photography skills can increase your chances in… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Having a clean, uncluttered desk can do wonders for your peace of mind. But, it's rarely convenient and feasible to have a central location to keep the magazines, pens, pencils, newspapers,… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. LED lighting has changed the way we light the world around us. These small diodes are incredibly energy efficient and able to last years without having to be replaced. However, efficiency… READ THE REST