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Image of the Day: Ant Attack!

By The Scientist Staff | April 24, 2018

A new species of ant discovered in Borneo fends off invaders with a uniquely suicidal strategy.

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Contributors

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the April 2018 issue of The Scientist.

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Social insects kill infected individuals for the benefit of the colony—and now a study has shown how they know who’s sick.

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Researchers Grow “Frankenstein Ants” to Study Epigenetics

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2016

A molecular biologist ventures into entomology to use genetically modified ants as laboratory models of behavioral epigenetics.

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Behavior Brief

By Ben Andrew Henry | September 23, 2016

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Methylation’s Role in Eusocial Insect Behavior Questioned

By Catherine Offord | January 22, 2016

Researchers re-examine the evidence for DNA methylation as the cause of behavioral differences among social insects.

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Epigenetic Alterations Determine Ant Behavior

By Bob Grant | January 4, 2016

Histone modifications to the DNA of Florida carpenter ants can turn soldiers into foragers.

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Behavior Brief

By Amanda B. Keener | September 2, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Behavior Brief

By Jenny Rood | March 9, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Behavior Brief

By Jenny Rood | February 6, 2015

A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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