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Story of ants: how they build a raft from memory

Do ants rely on memory to work together? Apparently, yes. A research group at the University of California, Riverside, showed that ants remember their positions within the ant-made rafts. A species of ant, Formica...

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Microbes that can live on electricity

  Previously, only two types of autotrophs (organisms that can produce nutrients from simple inorganic substances, such as carbon dioxide) were known: those that use light as the energy source (phototrophs) and those that...

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Mechanism of new anticonvulsant unraveled: how it “sticks” to the target

Epilepsy is a common disorder, affecting 1 in every 100 people worldwide. However, an overwhelming number of patients develop resistance to common medications, requiring new classes or improved versions of existing drugs. In the...

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