They are hunters, farmers, harvesters, gliders, herders, weavers and carpenters. They are ants and they make up a large part of our world, including more 10 000 species and a large part of the animal biomass in most terrestrial ecosystems.
A focus on valuing nature through the lens of the market has contributed to the global biodiversity crisis, according to a recent report from the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES).
Social media users consider aliens or sea monsters - but NOAA researcher suspects an animal culprit. Mysterious, neatly aligned holes have been discovered deep in the ocean - and scientists are stumped about their origin.