zoology

New Species Of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered In Borneo

New Species Of ‘Exploding Ant’ Discovered In Borneo

When confronted by an enemy, Southeast Asian “exploding ants” do exactly what their name implies: they explode. Ignored for decades, researchers have completed a detailed survey of these enigmatic ants, discovering over a dozen species that fit into this group, including one that’s completely new to science.

These Jelly-Like Critters Form Serpentine Chains To Become Incredible Swimmers

These Jelly-Like Critters Form Serpentine Chains To Become Incredible Swimmers

Jellyfish-like salp are amazing swimmers, converting their gelatinous bodies into efficient undersea propulsion systems. But these tiny creatures can move even faster and further when banding together to create long, snake-like chains. Researchers have finally figured out how this unusual configuration makes salp even better swimmers.