Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Ants vs. Legos

The New York Times Science section recently posted a video of Longhorn Crazy Ants (Paratrechina Longicornis) tackling obstacle courses. Today in class we talked about why ants cooperate, so here is an experiment on how they cooperate to solve specific problems.

Who knew ants would like tuna?

-Sarah Rose


Monday, November 7, 2016


Any of you looking for a quick buck!?This entomologist is researching the venom in insects to help treat chronic pain. I certainly think this is worth looking into, since chronic pain is a side affect to many illnesses.


This article goes over the largest insects that have ever lived after studying fossils from 30-40 million years old. It also goes over the largest insect that lives presently. The largest insect is the white witch mother, and the heaviest insect happens to be a kind of cricket that is found in New Zealand. However the article goes over some other insects as well. It's pretty short, not too much information. Just enough to feed your curiosity!