A new study has finally offered some new insights regarding the formation of the so-called "Fairy Circles" that litter the dry grasslands of the Namib Desert in the southwestern coast of Africa.
An international team of researchers has discovered a new species of termites in the dry forests of Colombia.
Scientists are puzzled over male termites' penchant for pairing with other males when left without a female mate. Now, a recent study presents an explanation for the behavior: male termites live longer together than alone.
A new study reveals that it is possible for male termites to mate with another male termite. Gender-altering at its best? But, there are actually other animals who can.
Fossilized termite nests in Africa reveal that the insects were the world's oldest farmers, practicing a type of agriculture millions of years before humans came onto the scene.
Ants experienced life in groups, and fought wars against termites and one another, long before humans engaged in war and socialization themselves.
Deep in their mud mounds, termites are doing mysterious things regarding temperature change.
As climate change encroaches on already arid ecosystems, the threat of drought and eventual desertification is very real. China's north and Sahelian Africa, for instance, have both created "Great Green Walls" of trees and bushes to keep the desert at bay. Now new research suggests that termites, of all things, can also help.
The mysterious "fairy circles" speckled across the Namibian grasslands in Africa are not the work of sand termites, as previously thought, but rather self-organization.