Researchers have long been fascinated with ant rafts. These floating mats form during rain storms and floods and are composed of thousands of individual insects. Scientists have found that the living rafts possess their own unique material properties, displaying buoyancy and behaving, alternately, like a solid and like a liquid. How the ants manage to […]

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Media Release from American Bird Conservancy Key Population of Andean Condors Protected by Land Purchase in Ecuador 1.8 Million Acres of Land Now Protected in Iconic Antisana Region (Washington, D.C., January 24, 2014) About half of Ecuador’s rare Andean Condors, among the world’s largest flying birds, will be better protected through a just-completed, 7,000-acre conservation […]

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