Latest Superorganisms Stories

2011-04-01 10:30:00

BOSTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Thomas H. Kunz, Warren Distinguished Professor and director of Boston University's Center for Ecology and Conservation Biology, and a team of researchers, including Elizabeth Braun de Torrez, graduate student in BU's Department of Biology; Dana M.

2011-03-25 11:56:09

In 1964 biologist William Hamilton introduced Inclusive Fitness Theory to predict and explain phenomena ranging from animal behavior to patterns of gene expression.

2011-02-06 23:01:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- PeopleBrowsr, the high tech social analytics and engagement company, is officially opening its new SF Social Media Command Center, located at 474 Bryant Street.

2010-09-30 20:19:10

When it comes to intelligence, the whole can indeed be greater than the sum of its parts.

2010-06-03 07:00:00

TEMPE, Ariz., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The University of Advancing Technology (UAT), a leading innovator in education focused on new and emerging technologies, has named Dr.

2010-03-29 09:10:03

Ecosystems are essential for preserving the quality of life of human beings, and society should be aware of this.

2010-02-18 09:25:13

Research on why early termite offspring remained home with their parents, instead of leaving to create their own colonies, could provide a missing link to the evolution of sterility among social insects.

2009-08-17 13:09:13

An academic at the University of Southampton has been awarded funding to predict the effects of climate change on soil behavior.

2009-04-14 09:14:44

Widespread die-off of piñon pine across the southwestern United States during future droughts will occur at least five times faster if climate warms by 4 degrees Celsius, even if future droughts are no worse than droughts of the past century, scientists have discovered in experiments conducted at the University of Arizona's Biosphere 2.

2009-03-31 16:11:19

Scottish and English scientists say a study supports the depiction of insects in the films Antz and Bee Movie, in which insects live in conformist societies. The scientists from the Universities of Edinburgh and Oxford said they created a mathematical model to study the evolution of cooperative groups of animals, known as superorganisms. The study identifies scenarios in which groups act as a unit. We often see animals appearing to move in unison, such as bison or fish.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.