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Crazy Ants Smear Acid Over Themselves to Survive Fire Ants

This unique method of detoxification was recently discovered by an ecologist when he noticed crazy ants exhibiting odd behavior.

NASA’s Dharma Initiative “Swan Station?”

All that is missing is the computer, the beeping, and a prompt to enter the code 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42. The dome-shaped survival room deep under Launch Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center in Florida has been abandoned for over 40 years and now NASA is letting folks take a look.

Ivory Poaching Threatens ‘Elephant Memory’

The large number of mature and experienced African elephants being killed illegally for their ivory is exposing younger surviving elephants to a higher risk of mortality from predation and other risks, wildlife conservationists said today.