Take a Cheerio. Add a team of longhorn crazy ants and...suddenly you no longer have a Cheerio. So how do ants manage to ferry around items so efficiently, given that they’re notoriously disorganised? Read more >>
Millions of problems are addressed by the field of metaheuristics, which is about developing algorithms that help you come up with the best possible answer in any situation where there are a large number of possible solutions.
One of the biggest challenges for scientists studying the anatomy and physiology of genitalia is the fact that much of the real functional action happens deep inside females. That’s why I love studies that rise to the challenge of giving us a peek inside.
For the first time, two albino spider monkeys have appeared in the wild. Danny Schmidt captured the first photos and videos of them; we asked him to explain why the ghost monkeys spell doom for their eco system.