Photo: Leaf-cutter ants
Leaf-cutter ants develop the largest and most sophisticated animal societies on Earth. In a mature leafcutter nest, ants are divided into castes that perform different tasks, based on their size and form. Leafcutter ant practices farming, growing fungus cultures and feeding it with freshly-cut plants. Detecting chemical signals from the fungus, leaf-cutter ants [...]
Energy is the driving force for our civilization. We use energy in everyday routine, to function and to work. The machines and devices that humans have invented also use energy. But until now, our lifestyle was enabled mainly by non-renewable sources of energy.
From dead plants and animals to carbon-rich sediments, it takes a long time [...]
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