Fighting Ant Foes Ants may seem, at first look, to be…

Fighting Ant Foes

Ants may seem, at first look, to be cooperative—or even harmonious—with their fellow ants. However, here the legendary evolutionary biologist E.O. Wilson shares footage of ant-war, showing just how aggressive and hostile ants can be, and explaining how they determine who is friend and who is foe.

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Fighting Ant Foes Ants may seem, at first look, to be…

The Ant Cemetery After checking the pulse or the brain activity,…

The Ant Cemetery

After checking the pulse or the brain activity, the doctor officially pronounces a person dead; and then that person is buried. But what do ants do with their dead comrades? How do they know when their fellow ants are dead? Would an ant ever bury his brother alive? Evolutionary botanist E. O. Wilson explains his observations of how ants treat their dead.

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The Ant Cemetery After checking the pulse or the brain activity,…

Order out of Chaos: Ant Communication An ant colony is a frenzy…

Order out of Chaos: Ant Communication

An ant colony is a frenzy of activity. Somehow, in the midst of what appears to be a sea of chaos, the ants manage to work together to create an orderly home. Does this coordination require communication? If so, what would an ant’s “words” be like? How many words are in the ant vocabulary? Here, evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson is translator and guide on a tour through the ant vernacular.

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Order out of Chaos: Ant Communication An ant colony is a frenzy…

What Biodiversity Really Means At the present rate of…

What Biodiversity Really Means

At the present rate of extinction, some biologists predict that we could lose half of the species on the planet by 2100. Every individual’s very existence, every single day, is fueled by the plant and animal diversity on Earth. However, this is not always obvious, especially for those of us living in concrete “jungles,” far removed from clear examples of biodiversity. Here, evolutionary biologist Edward O. Wilson explains what the loss of biodiversity means for our own existence on Earth, and what we can do to improve our outlook.

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What Biodiversity Really Means At the present rate of…

The Heartbeat of Science Science is about the methodical…

The Heartbeat of Science

Science is about the methodical understanding of the world around us using experimentation and evidence. But does this knowledge bereft the natural world of mystery and surprises? Psychologist Nina Azari and Monsignor Lorenzo Albacate don’t think so. Pulling from their unique backgrounds, they express their insights on where this sense of mystery comes from.

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The Heartbeat of Science Science is about the methodical…

Cool Jobs: The Cave Microbiologist Cool Jobs: Meet the people…

Cool Jobs: The Cave Microbiologist

Cool Jobs: Meet the people with the coolest jobs in the world. Microbiologist Hazel Barton goes spelunking in sticky mud, camping underground, and rope climbing in a atrium—all for the sake of her research on the tiniest creatures on Earth.

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Cool Jobs: The Medical Ecologist Cool Jobs: Meet the people with…

Cool Jobs: The Medical Ecologist

Cool Jobs: Meet the people with the coolest jobs in the world. Medical ecologist Dickson Despommier describes the Vertical Farm Project, a movement to promote urban renewal while producing a sustainable food supply. The project is a result of his years studying the microbial worm trichinella, the creativity of his ecology students, and the contributions of strangers from around the world.

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Cool Jobs: The Medical Ecologist Cool Jobs: Meet the people with…