How Leafcutter Ants and Other Culinary Creatures Prepare for a Feast | Smithsonian Voices

In the tropical forests of Central and South America, leafcutter ants retrieve fresh plant material that serves as the fodder for a complex suite of fungal gardens tended by the colony. Andreas Kay, Flickr Each year at Thanksgiving, humans stock the table with the fruits of a successful harvest. However, few people can prepare a … Read more

How did we get our crushing jaws? It all began with a fish

Ever wondered how humans got a unique jaw that could crush complex and raw food, it all started about 400 million years ago. Researchers have unearthed fossils of four fish species that could be the first vertebrates that possessed jaws in the story of human evolution. This is the first evidence of a key period … Read more