Angie McPherson

How Ants Make Rafts to Save the Queen

When it rains, it pours—and to escape the deluge, some ants build floating rafts. Though scientists already knew about this strategy, little was known about the insects’ decisions behind their raft-building process. Now a study published February 19 in PLOS ...

How Ants Make Rafts to Save the Queen

When it rains, it pours—and to escape the deluge, some ants build floating rafts. Though scientists already knew about this strategy, little was known about the insects’ decisions behind their raft-building process. Now a study published February 19 in PLOS ...

Dangerous Dating: 4 Animals That Take Love to the Extreme

Finding true love is difficult no matter what species you were born into—but at least humans don’t have to worry about being eaten on a first date. Black widow spider and scorpion females famously kill and sometimes eat ...

Dangerous Dating: 4 Animals That Take Love to the Extreme

Finding true love is difficult no matter what species you were born into—but at least humans don’t have to worry about being eaten on a first date. Black widow spider and scorpion females famously kill and sometimes eat ...

New Study: 1 in 4 Sharks and Rays Threatened With Extinction

The future for sea animals looks pretty grim. And, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), it will only get worse unless action is taken to conserve sharks and rays. A new global study released this week ...

New Study: 1 in 4 Sharks and Rays Threatened With Extinction

The future for sea animals looks pretty grim. And, according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), it will only get worse unless action is taken to conserve sharks and rays. A new global study released this week ...