Slavemaker ants bend only the strongest rivals to their will

Slavemaker ants raid other ant colonies to bring back pupae, who then grow up to be the labor force. Now it turns out these social parasites show remarkable strategy and intelligence in choosing their future slaves. » 11/08/10 5:00pm 11/08/10 5:00pm

And The World's Strongest Insect Is...

...a dung beetle! Australia's Onthophagus taurus, to be precise, according to a months-long series of tests designed to determine which insect could pull the most weight. What's the dung beetle's secret? Diet. » 3/24/10 9:30am 3/24/10 9:30am

Attack of the Robot Spiders!

British scientists have learned some interesting things about the way animals respond to traumatic experiences and how trauma affects their daily lives. What was the key to their groundbreaking research? Robot spiders that hug bumble bees. Seriously.In the wild, bumble bees can fall prey to crab spiders, which are… » 9/05/08 8:00am 9/05/08 8:00am