Researchers Bert Holldobler and Edward O. Wilson wrote a book called "The Ants," in which they estimate that there are over 10 quadrillion ants on the planet. Scientists surmise that ants comprise from 15 to 25 percent o... More »

There are more than 12,000 recognized ant species, as of 2014, with new specimens being discovered each year. With the exception of the Arctic Circle and Antarctica, ants are found in a variety of environments all across... More » Pets & Animals Bugs Ants

Some species of ants include carpenter ants and pavements ants. Carpenter ants are named after the fact that they build nests inside wood, and pavement ants get their name because they prefer to live in cracks in or unde... More »

"Leiningen Versus the Ants" tells the story of a man whose coffee plantation in Brazil is threatened by a large swarm of deadly ants. Instead of fleeing, he prepares elaborate defenses to fight the ants and save his plan... More »

The climax of "Leiningen Versus the Ants" occurs when Leiningen, in a final effort to save himself and his men, covers himself with as much protection as he can and runs two miles through the swarm of ants to try to brea... More »

The requirements for life to exist include proper chemistry, the home planet being in orbit in a star's habitable zone and having a large planet in the solar system that attracts asteroids to itself. Another requirement ... More »

Water covers about 75 percent of the planet and since plants are absent from major water sources like oceans; the survival of virtually all marine life solely relies on algae. Algae form food from water and carbon dioxid... More »