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Would You Rather See a Dog Brush His Tongue or Learn How to Prepare for a Secure Retirement?

Jerry Patterson | Posted 11.23.2014 | Money
Jerry Patterson

While you may not have time to read a book on financial planning or have the expertise to use elaborate financial-planning software, I would encourage you to take advantage of the amazing amount of free educational content available online. There are plenty of quick, bite-sized moments of learning that can have a material impact on your financial future.

Meat-Eating Humans: Mightier Than Lions, Feebler than Ants

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 05.11.2014 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

It comes down to a pretty basic choice. We can either have a whole lot fewer of us meat-eating Homo sapiens, or we need Homo sapiens to eat a whole lot less meat. The funny thing is, the rate-limiting issue makes the plant vs. animal nutrition debate irrelevant. It's all about water.

WATCH: Nasty Little Bugs Create Beautiful Art (With A Little Help)

The Huffington Post | Cate Matthews | Posted 02.24.2014 | Science

Fire ants get a bad rap--and for good reason. The pesky little brutes are notorious for their biting, stinging ways--and, as millions of Americans dis...

'Crazy Ants' Invading The Gulf Coast

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

By Andrea Lorenz HOUSTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Every few days, Joe Stuckey unleashes chemicals on the legions of tiny ants that invade h...

PHOTOS: You've Never Seen Ant Warfare Like This Before

Posted 07.30.2013 | Green

"The happenings of the insect world play out mostly unnoticed by people," writes photographer and entomologist Alexander Wild. When viewed up close, t...

FINALLY: Tried-And-True Ways To Get Rid Of An Embarrassing Problem

The Huffington Post | Brie Dyas | Posted 07.28.2013 | HuffPost Home

You've got ants. We've tested 8 ways to get rid of them. Your move.

Can Ants Sense Death?

Quora | Posted 08.05.2013 | Science

Actually, this was tested very elegantly by E.O. Wilson, the world's leading ant expert.

As Cicadas Invade, Entomologists Have a Field Day

Richard Schiffman | Posted 05.28.2013 | Green
Richard Schiffman

Entomologist Cole Gilbert finds them "amazing." And after listening to him discourse about the species over lunch late last month, I think I understand why. Cicadas (Magicicada septendecim) -- like many of the species Gilbert studies -- are just plain weird.

Hungry Bugs Use 'Math' To Find Fastest Route, Study Shows

Posted 04.18.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/17/2013 02:00 PM EDT on LiveScience Just as light does, ants traveling through different m...

What Happens to an Ant That Gets Lost?

Quora | Posted 04.22.2013 | Science

This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Matan Shelomi, Entomologist The first option: without the chemical trail to go back home, th...

LISTEN: This Is What Ants Sound Like

| Posted 02.11.2013 | Science

By Carrie Arnold If you want to survive as an ant, you'd better get ready to make some noise. A new study shows that even ant pupae—a stage betw...

Happy New Year From 2,013 Ants

Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M. | Posted 03.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbara E. Royal, D.V.M.

Life is all about carrying on in the face of incredible obstacles. I might think of the megavertebrates -- rhinos in single digits, elephants hiding t...

WATCH: Bugs Slide To Doom Inside Carnivorous Plant

| Posted 12.21.2012 | Science

The carnivorous pitcher plant is nature's own honey trap, luring insects to their doom with drops of nectar and other enticements. But once an insect...

We Tested 9 Unusual Ways To Get Rid Of Ants

The Huffington Post | Posted 10.19.2012 | HuffPost Home

Find out what worked and what just made a mess.

Ants Get Dog Tags For 'World First' Study

Posted 09.01.2012 | Science

By: Wynne Parry, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 08/31/2012 11:20 AM EDT on LiveScience About 1,000 northern hairy wood ants are expected to ...

Tiny Bugs Do Dirty Work For Meat-Eating Plants

Posted 05.10.2012 | Science

By: Charles Choi, LiveScience Contributor Published: 05/09/2012 05:32 PM EDT on LiveScience Carnivorous plants can have valuable allies in ants,...

LOOK: Crazy Photos Of Ants

Posted 03.31.2012 | Green

Because we know you'll ask: According to The Telegraph, these ants are real, and yes, they're alive. Andrey Pavlov, a Moscow-based photographer, sp...

WATCH: Army Ants In Creepy Suicide Ritual

Posted 03.29.2012 | Science

By now, you may know that lemmings don't really commit mass suicide. But did you know that ants sometimes do? In the video above, a few dozen army ant...

13 Natural Defenses Against Ants

Posted 09.10.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Kimi Harris: Little tiny ants have been spotted in our new home, and many people are suffering the same fate across th...

WATCH: Ants' Dying Queen Mated With As Spider Eats Her Head-First

Posted 03.26.2012 | Science

By: Jennifer Welsh, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 03/24/2012 11:46 AM EDT on LiveScience We can't all be picky about our mates, and ants e...

Why Ants Will Inherit The Earth | Posted 04.10.2012 | Weird News

When the empires of man finally fall and the memory of our hubris has faded to dust, ants will still be here, running shit. Like they have been for mi...

Hairy, Crazy Ants Invade From Texas To Miss.

AP | By JANET McCONNAUGHEY | Posted 12.01.2011 | Weird News

By JANET McCONNAUGHEY, Associated Press NEW ORLEANS -- It sounds like a horror movie: Biting ants invade by the millions. A camper's metal walls bu...

Dancing Frogs And Nature Photography With Mark Moffett

Steven Crandell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Steven Crandell

Ecologist and explorer Mark Moffett was in Brazil trying to get a photograph of a frog dancing. Honest. He says no one had ever done it before. U...

INTERNATIONAL ART: Peter Kogler's Creepy Crawlies On View In Vienna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Artist: Peter Kogler Venue: Mezzanin, Vienna Date: September 15 -- October 30, 2010 Upon entering the gallery one is confronted with ants channel...

The Empire of the Ants

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

In antediluvian Evanston, that is, before three weeks ago, a few confused ants would wander about the kitchen counter, lost on their way to ant conventions or curious about life beyond the baseboards.