Category archives for termites

Ants Versus Termites

A particularly close-up and violent ant versus termite video.

Somehow termites convert to wood into energy to power their festering hordes, and now a group of scientists and engineers–representing a consortium of government and corporate institutes–intends to learn how humans can do the same to power our Ipods. The November 22nd issue of the science journal Nature discusses this new, novel approach to producing…

Termites Are High Society Cockroaches

In an embarrassing revelation for termites everywhere, researchers from the Natural History Museum of London have determined that termites are actually a highly social form of cockroach. Although they appear more similar to ants, genetic testing confirmed the relationship and definitively determined that they were a family of cockroaches. As if this wasn’t humiliating enough,…