Meet Phillip Barden, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, an expert in fossil ant species and the evolutionary lessons they teach us, and subject of the next edition of our "Standout Early Career Professionals" series.
An opal discovered in Indonesia exhibits a rare inclusion: a preserved insect embedded within.
By Dominic Anthony Evangelista, Ph.D. and Manpreet Kohli Cockroaches are not 300 million years old. They might not even be 200 million years old. In fact, the oldest cockroaches known […]
A cave in southern Oregon that is the site of some the oldest preserved evidence of human activity in North America was also once home to not-too-distant cousins of the […]
Insects that are “eusocial” live in colonies with closely related nestmates and display social behavior, including a division of labor. The best-known examples are honey bees, termites, and ants. All […]
Professor Evan Economo of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University and his team have compared a database of modern ants with a database of fossil ants. The […]
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that there about 300,000 cases of Lyme disease in the U.S. each year. The stealthy, often misdiagnosed disease was discovered nearly […]
Scientists recently discovered three new, extinct fossil species of big-headed flies. The fossils show their early evolution parallels an ecological revolution, one that formed the character of our modern natural […]