This is the first time ever that an animal has been documented performing this bizarre trick. The researchers who discovered it think studying it could lead to advancements in robotics.
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Video and computer modeling shows how fire ants create bridge extensions from their enormous rafts, made of tightly packed ants numbering in the tens of thousands.
The worker bees' ability to clone themselves can be as destabilizing to the hives of other species as it is to their own.
A number of now-emerging Brood X cicadas will fall victim to a zombifying fungus called Massospora cicadina.
Male parasitic wasps emerge from their hosts a few hours earlier than females, making the ability to sniff females out all the more important.
A two-pronged, pheromone-producing gland in female dragon mantises only pops up when they are ready to mate.
The researchers say that brain plasticity like this may not just be a trick of the ants. Other animals could do it too, and we may only just be noticing.
Most predators are stymied by the cicadas' 17-year life spans, but the insects are still vulnerable to being zombified.
A rare Australian bee has been spotted for the first time since 1923. It was previously believed to be extinct.
Asian honey bees defend their hives by attaching animal dung around the doorways, a behavior that was previously unknown in bees.
There were nearly 200 new queens poised to start their own colonies in a 'murder hornet' nest destroyed by Washington state entomologists.
A tough exoskeleton in ironclad beetles protect them against piercing and crushing, and scientists recently uncovered the unusual interlocking structures that strengthen the insect's hard shell.
Pus caterpillars have among the most venomous stings of any animal in the United States. And they're having a boom year in Virginia.