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Caption: (A) Overview of a nest. Individual brood cells are separated by thin walls of soil material. (B) The nest is closed by a vestibular cell filled with dead ants. (C) Contents of a vestibular cell. (D) Female bone-house wasp. , Credit: Merten Ehmig (A, B), Michael Staab (C, D).
Bone house wasps place dead ants in their nests to ward off predators and parasites.

  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort

  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:25
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:41
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"Pygmy possum" and "giant rat." They sound like rock groups, but no! These are two mammals new to science found recently in a pristine jungle in th...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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The parrot fish with its colorful, multi-patterned designs and parrot-like beak is credited with being the sandmaker of the sea -- perfectly suited...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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So, you want to get out and freshen up your garden a tad. Great! But, before you begin planting willy nilly, take a moment and consider if what you...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Holy algae, batfish, we need you to clean up that reef! When researchers wanted to know what fish on Australia's Great Barrier Reef was best at rem...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Now playing in Australia: Invasion of the Monster Toads! Today's story began back in the 1930s when Australia's sugar-cane farmers had a problem. B...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Nature builds neighborhoods in the most interesting places. Caves, for example, are pretty spectacular neighborhoods.

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Batman step aside! You're no match for these polluting villains. Polychlorinated biphenyls, or PCBs, make the Riddler look like a saint. They're fo...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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The real fish represented in the animated film Finding Nemo are disappearing. A recent study found that one in every six species featured in the mo...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Fish don't care about politics. And that's terribly inconvenient for Scotland, Denmark and Iceland, where ocean mackerel, a large migratory cousin ...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Watch out, Hollywood, there's a new starlet in town. It's the nation's first green gas station, called, Helios House. It's in Los Angeles -- for no...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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"Unleaded, super unleaded, or tree fungus." It could be an option someday! Alternative fuel experts have discovered a microbial fungus from one Sou...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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The Book of Life: That book in heaven with the list of names? Well, biologists on earth have started their own version.

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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A frozen zoo...for all animals? Well, no one's making the Panamanian golden frog shiver in its terrarium. Instead, this is a unique way that the Sa...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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We've all heard of individuals who go, "off the grid." You know, the folks who install solar panels or have their children ride stationary bicycles...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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The Pacific pocket mouse loves the beach! Surf and sun make fabulous real estate for humans, and, these mice. And therein, lies the rub!

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Grandma's pearls are priceless and to keep them safe, a big tree might be in order. Sure a tree is great for shade and shelter, but urban forest ec...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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The African Stenocara beetle has learned a thing or two about water conservation. Living in the Namib desert, it uses its wings to capture water va...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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There's gold in them thar -- cell phones!? 'Tis true: Precious metals such as gold, copper and silver are found in the mounds of electronic waste w...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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In the summer, an air conditioner can be a necessity. However, cooling down a house can be expensive, but there are ways to reduce the cost.

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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The Fourth of July is almost here complete with picnics and fireworks. How do you honor the red, white and blue while honoring the environment at t...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Some projects seem simple only to reveal a huge complication later on. I was hemming pants and cut one leg shorter than the other -- yeah, you get ...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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Ocean dead zones. Air and water pollution worldwide. All this bad news is enough to cause "Eco-phobia." Sadly, fragile ecosystems are disappearing...

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  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
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