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Trap-Jaw Ants Spreading Into New Territory
2014-06-19 03:43:16

Trap-jaw ant species are active hunters with venomous stings and jaws powerful enough to fling themselves through the air. According to new research, they are also spreading into new territory in the southeastern United States.

Diet Of Elusive Red Widow Spider Revealed
2014-03-21 16:46:03

Beetles: it's what's for breakfast—at least for the red widow spider of Florida's "scrub" habitat


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.