2 Jul 2021 - 00:00
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Type: News Article
1 Jun 2021 - 17:26
Professor Evan Economo, who leads the Biodiversity and Biocomplexity Unit at OIST, has been selected as a 2021–2022 fellow at the Harvard Radcliffe Institute. Read more about his proposed research...
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1 Jun 2021 - 17:20
Professor Evan Economo has been named a 2021–2022 fellow at Harvard Radcliffe Institute, joining an extraordinary group of artists, scientists, scholars, and practitioners who will learn from and...
Type: Press release
1 Apr 2021 - 13:00
Highlights The kangaskhan, Australia’s only species of endemic Pokémon in Pokémon Go, is commonly poached within its natural habitat by Pokémon trainers for use in fighting contests Researchers...
Type: Press release
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Trap-jaw ants show remarkable diversity in the length of the jaw and how wide it opens.
Type: Video
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
The animation shows the changes in form as the trap-jaw mechanism becomes more divergent from the ancestral form. The jaws (yellow) develop small projections that can latch onto the labrum (purple)....
Type: Video
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
A trap-jaw ant strikes at its springtail prey.
Type: Video
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
Highlights Researchers have revealed how an ant’s trap-jaw – a powerful, ultrafast and complex evolutionary trait – evolved from a simpler ancestral jaw mechanism The study found that the trap-...
Type: Press release
3 Mar 2021 - 04:00
The high-speed videography captures motion at a rate of 480,000 frames per second (fps) and plays it back at 30fps. The trap-jaw accelerates faster and reaches higher speeds than the simpler gripping...
Type: Video
19 Oct 2020 - 09:00
Ants are one of the most successful groups of animals on the planet, occupying anywhere from temperate soil to tropical rainforests, desert dunes and kitchen counters. They’re social insects and...
Type: Press release
19 Oct 2020 - 00:00
Both workers and queens (larger and with wings) are shown in the image above.
Type: Photo
29 Jul 2020 - 10:45
For millions of years, remote islands have been hotbeds of biodiversity, where unique species have flourished. Scientists have proposed different theories to explain how animals and plants colonize...
Type: News Article
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