Ants build a medieval ‘torture rack’ to catch grasshoppers

Ants build a medieval ‘torture rack’ to catch grasshoppers

Caught by hunters hidden in the floorMarkus Schmidt By Jake Buehler Tropical ants build and set a trap that resembles a medieval torture rack. They use this ingenious setup to capture insect prey much larger than themselves, then rip the victim apart. These ants have transformed the characteristic ant zeal for teamwork into something macabre. […]

Kinder Morgan’s attempt to build a pipeline reflects badly on Canada

Kinder Morgan’s attempt to build a pipeline reflects badly on Canada

ALMOST all Canada’s oil and gas is landlocked, so getting it to market requires pipelines—lots of them. But building them requires skills more suited to circus artists than engineers. They must walk the financial high wire, jump through ever-changing regulatory hoops and juggle conflicting demands from environmental groups and numerous governments. The list of failures […]