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2009-11-07 10:51:44

Tree-dwelling ants generally live in harmony with their arboreal hosts. But new research suggests that when they run out of space in their trees of choice, the ants can get destructive to neighboring trees. The research, published in the November issue of the American Naturalist, is the first to document that ants bore into live trees, and it reopens a centuries-old debate on the relationship between ants and plants. Ants and certain species of plants and trees have cozy relationships....

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2008-01-11 10:30:00

The term "circle of life" may ring more true than some would think. For years, scientists have been studying the decline in large herbivores in Africa, and ten years ago, they decided to find out the effect of that decline on plant life.The African acacia tree, a thorny African shrub has been providing food and shelter to aggressive biting ants for years. These ants, in turn protect the trees by attacking large herbivores and other animals that try and eat their leaves. This practice, called...


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omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.