The Daily Ant has received an exciting photo from an anonymous source: This picture was taken in San […]
It may be Friday the 13th, but this article is talking about some lucky ants. Canopy ants, in particular. Ants that forage in trees exhibit a high level of ecological dominance, and ants are usually the most conspicuous organisms running around on tree trunks and branches, especially in tropical forests. This begs the question: Why? Dr. Terry McGlynn and Erica Parra, in a paper published last year, set out to address this question.
The Daily Ant has been a little promotional this week, but why stop now? There is another noble […]
A PhD candidate at Penn State, João Araújo, studies the zombie ant fungus, Ophiocordyceps. Check out some of his […]
I just completed a 4-minute lightning talk on my recent work with Dr. Corrie Moreau on defensive trait evolution […]
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With our editor-in-chief in Louisiana, our thoughts have naturally turned to Louisiana and ants. We therefore stumbled upon […]
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The Daily Ant would like to report that our Editor-in-Chief is in transit to attend the SSB 2017 Standalone Meeting […]
A recent study by Oksana Skaldina and Jouni Sorvari looked at head coloration in ants as a possible metric for the […]
Theaters across the U.S. have made good money from Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. Audiences have flocked to see this film about a fictional ragtag team setting out to save the Rebellion. Yet few know about a moving story shared by a rebel not from a galaxy far, far away, but from Xinjiang, China. Rebiya Kadeer, a Uyghur civil rights activist, shared a story about a bird and a little ant at the beginning of her 2009 book, Dragon Fighter: One Woman’s Epic Struggle for Peace with China. This story has been reproduced below. Enjoy!
Nontraditional college students – for example, those that begin college at a later age compared to many recent high school graduates – may sometimes feel isolated from their general college community. But at Western Wyoming Community College, nontraditional students banded together to form a club. This club, of course, is called the Association for Non-Traditional Students (A.N.T.S.).